> Not for the Faint-Hearted: This Museum is All About Snakes


Not for the Faint-Hearted: This Museum in Thailand is All About Snakes

If you’ve watched the 2006 American classic “Snakes on a Plane” starring Samuel L. Jackson (or any film with snakes in it), you’ve probably concluded that snakes are the scariest reptiles out there and you wouldn’t want to be near them ever. True, they’re scary, but what if we tell you that there’s actually a fun way to know more about them?

Siam Serpentarium is the first and only immersive snake experience museum in the world. It offers ssss...superb edutainment (education + entertainment) to guests who are attracted to the unique and unusual. Curious? Here’s what you need to know about this museum in Thailand.

What’s Inside

Siam Serpentarium offers many areas where the whole family can enjoy:

Snake Museum – This part of the museum is the first and only holistic serpent sensorium where guests can enjoy the authentic feelings of being a snake. There’s an interactive forest environment and displays that showcase how snakes are born and how they hunt, reproduce, and survive.

Siam Serpentarium
Photo by Website/Siam Serpentarium

Snake Farm – This world-class serpentarium features more than 70 snake species from around the world. You can find the largest, the longest, and the most exotic snakes in this area.

Siam Serpentarium
Photo by Website/Siam Serpentarium

Naka Theatre – A “snaketacular” show at the museum’s very own 400-seat stadium takes guests on a journey through time and imagination through ancient stories about mankind and snakes.

Snake Maze Playground – If you still have a bit more time, you can take your kids to this small playground featuring huge colorful snakes.

Souvenir and Gift Shop – End your day with buying a snake-themed souvenir and tasty treats. There are also goods representing Thailand’s rich culture that you can take home.

How to Get There

Siam Serpentarium is located at 969 Luang Phaeng Road, Lat Krabang, Bangkok. Depending on where you’re coming from, here’s how to get there:

For locals and expats coming from the city center

While the museum is located in Bangkok, it’s actually out of the way and takes about an hour to get there when driving. The easiest way to Siam Serpentarium by commute is to ride the Airport Rail Link train and get off at Lat Krabang Station (Exit 2), the station before the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. From there, ride a taxi to the museum. It takes about 15 minutes to get there.

For tourists arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Siam Serpentarium is only a few minutes away from the airport so you can add this to your itinerary as soon as you arrive or before leaving Thailand. The easiest and fastest way to the museum is by riding a taxi, which takes about 13 to 18 minutes.

Tip: There are Left Luggage counters in the airport where you can leave your bags for a fee. Bellugg Left Luggage, for example, has a rate of THB100 per day (as of writing) for luggage below 22 inches in height. They’re open 24/7 so you can leave the museum even at closing time.

Siam Serpentarium
Photo by Website/Siam Serpentarium

Entrance Fee

There are different types of tickets for those who want to enter the museum.

  • Children under 90 centimeters – Free admission
  • Foreigners – Adult: THB550, Child (90-135 cm): THB250
  • Thai nationals and expats (work permit holders) – Adult: THB350, Child (90-135 cm): THB150

Student tickets are also available for students from kindergarten to undergraduate without an age limit. All you need is to present your current ID at the Box Office.

Siam Serpentarium is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, with last ticket entry at 5 PM. For more information, visit their website or their Facebook page.

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