National Science Museum to spend 1.8 billion on a new water and soil museum


BANGKOK, 29 January 2015 – The National Science Museum (NSM) will spend 1.8 billion baht on creating ASEAN’s largest soil and water development exhibition.

NSM Acting Director Sakorn Chanapaitoon said 3 projects will be implemented on the occasion of the NSM’s 20th anniversary tomorrow,

A new museum, to be named Rama 9 museum, will be built in Pathumthani province in honor of His Majesty the King. It is also billed as ASEAN’s largest exhibition on soil and water development.

Two other projects, which include the constructions of science and toy exhibitions, are expected to encourage Thai children to make more trips to the museum.

Mr. Sakorn said it is NSM’s goal to attract more kids to the museum, as they are presently ranked 40th in the world in terms of museum attendance, according to a global survey.