Galactic gazing: Bangkok Planetarium to reopen in January

After eight months of renovation, Thailand’s oldest planetarium will finally reopen its doors to the public on Jan. 5 at the same location on Sukhumvit Road.

The old-fashioned semi-dome planetarium, which first opened its doors in 1964, has undergone a THB92 million refurbishment and upgrade including new digital projects, digital theater system and aurora-themed decor.

Viewers can enjoy stargazing with the planetarium’s new custom-built fish-eye lens, high-definition 360-degree visuals and 5.1 surround sound.

The opening ceremony will take place on Jan 5, and visitors (both Thais and foreigners) will get free admission until Jan. 9. After that, admission prices will be as before: THB20 for students and THB30 for adults.

It’s unclear when English-language shows will be held for non-Thai speakers, although before the refurbishment they took place every Tuesday.

The Bangkok Planetarium is located at the National Science Centre for Education, which is just a short walk from BTS Ekkamai.


Bangkok Planetarium

Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

BTS Ekkamai (Exit 2)

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