The Museum of Natural History
“We are able to know ourselves through knowing nature and lives around us. If you want to study and enjoy yourself, you should visit the Museum of Natural History at Chulalongkorn University.”
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s speech on the occasion when she presided over the opening ceremony of the Museum of Natural History at Chulalongkorn University on November 25th, 1987.
The Museum of Natural History is under the supervision of the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science. Located on the 2nd floor of the Biology 1 Building, the Museum has the mission to compile a combination of specimens of living things and natural resources that have been collected in the past and also those that have already been researched and those that are newly discovered, so as to serve as a source of academic reference. It holds exhibitions of examples of living things and natural resources; for example, skeletons of living creatures, different kinds of shells indigenous to Thailand, fossils found in Thailand, insights into the biology of bees and examples of fish and aquatic creatures in Thai Literature, such as the Manlai soft-shelled turtles that are found only in Thailand.