10 Best Museums and Museum-Like Attractions for the Whole Family in Bangkok

Bangkok sometimes appears short on family friendly attractions, not to mention getting the kids through and around all the traffic, heat, and crowds, but there are enough wow factor sights to keep everyone happy for the week. Start off your visit by checking out the interactive displays at the Museum of Siam, where everyone can get involved. The National Museum is not as hands on, but it does have enough interesting exhibits for everyone. For something a bit more alive, the Queen Saovabha Snake Farm is just as informative as it is fun, and the same can be said for the mega oceanic aquariums over at Siam Ocean World. Even better yet, make the trek out to Muang Boran, the ancient city, where you can technically see all of Thailand's top cultural sites in a day, and the entire family can enjoy it. The younger kids will love the zany Batcat Toy Museum and all of its comic book figures, the slightly older ones will appreciate the country's biggest living museum, the amazing Grand Palace, and everyone will learn something at the Museum For Counterfeit Goods. Don't forget to finish things off at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where everyone can find their favorite Hollywood, sports, political, or famous historical figure to cuddle with and take some snapshots.

certainly one of Bangkok's more unique, relevant, and interesting museums, the Museum of Counterfeit Goods is well worth spending an afternoon in. Bangkok is well known as one of the world's capitals of counterfeit goods, as any waltz down the...  Read More

This is Thailand's most venerated and glittering sight, the Grand Palace, which, although not an actual museum, is a living historical experience as well as being home to the country's most visited temple, Wat Phra Kaew, more commonly known as...  Read More

While it might seem slightly stuffy to the kids, the national museum does have enough colorful costumes, masks, and other items to keep the whole family entertained for several hours. Thailand's national museum is the main home of Thai art,...  Read More

Siam Ocean World

Siam Ocean World demands a hefty entrance price, but the kids most certainly will love it. Built underneath the flashy Siam Paragon Mall, this set of giant aquariums is home to over 30,000 fish and marine creatures from around the world,...  Read More

This small museum has actually been around for half a century. Started by a Thai woman who trained at the prestigious Ozawa Doll School in Japan and who had become Thailand's most proficient doll maker, the museum has a collection of almost 500...  Read More

Outside the city

This ode to Batman and other superheroes is certainly one of a kind. The owner, Somchai Nitimongkolchai, set out to amass the largest collection of figurines in all Thailand, led by the caped crusader, and he now has over 50,000, with action...  Read More

Outside the city

Muang Boran, which means "ancient city" in Thai, is an immense outdoor museum spread over 240 acres on grounds that are sculpted to resemble Thailand. The museum, supposedly the world's largest outdoor one, has over 100 miniature replicas of...  Read More

Yes, Bangkok now has a branch of the world famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and this one has its own special Thai touches. The museum is a very child and family friendly affair, with lifelike figures that you are allowed to touch, poke, hug,...  Read More

The Museum of Siam, also known as the Discovery Museum, is a well designed and lain out multimedia exhibition, focusing on the questions of "who are Thais" and "what is Thai culture?" The museum traces Thai history from past to present, going...  Read More

Queen Saovabha Institute Snake Farm
Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis

Both entertaining and informative, the Snake Farm is far from being the cheesy attraction one might take it for,and makes for a great family friendly outing. The Queen Saovabha Institute which runs the place has a complex housing an exhibition...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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