Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Hat Yai

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The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum is a natural history museum in the Prince of Songkla University in southern Thailand. It was originally known as the Natural History Museum of Prince of Songkla University (PSU Museum). After a renovation, it was renamed and re-opened on 14 January 2008 by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The museum's main building is located in the most west part of the Faculty of Science. The building contains both exhibition and collection areas.The PSU Museum is a university's funded unit, having equal status to a faculty. However, it is still under inspection and assistance of the Faculty of Science. The museum works closely to the Department of Biology and the Excellent Centre of Biodiversity of Peninsular Thailand (CBIPT) as all three institutes are working on biodiversity research and conservation.The museum's main collections are zoological collections, with only a small geological collection stored and displayed. The museum do not include the botanical collections as they are stored in the department's PSU Herbarium. Its zoological collections contains 25,000 specimens of 2,500 species of fauna. Some significant collections include coral, crustacean, plankton, mollusc (in particular cephalopod), echinoderm, insect and vertebrate. There are several significant type specimens, including Laotian Giant Flying Squirrel and Thongaree’s Disc-nosed Bat (the type species of genus Eudiscoderma).
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  • January 16, 2017
    In the Museum, Prince of songkla University The ecological or natural objects, they can walk. Admission is not expensive. Suitable for children and nature study. For travel have come at the University, but it is advisable to find Tuk incoming delivery in University because the building is quite far from pratumhawityalai.
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  • June 14, 2016
    Located within the Prince of songkla University, Hat Yai campus. Songkhla hospital Science page back, collect and exhibit examples of natural objects, at the dinosaur building. The building has 3 floors 12 1 Earth Sciences class content. Show story limestone Whale shark Southern Thailand Primitive forests and the evolution of humans. Class 2 the diversity of living organisms. The Coral Sea-fish story shows the insect world beneath the sea floor Ecology III. Display the forestry and ecology of bat cave. Opening hours Tuesday-Saturday (except public holidays) 9.30-16.30 pm with free admission to the children's day and week 30 baht a day, science, travel. Minibus every through the MOSS or engl fare 30 baht in addition to getting to know in the private life of nature and nostalgia. Also cool, air-conditioned buildings. Clean room near the hospital's Food Center makranrakha economy and delicious. Don't miss with the difficulty
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  • June 11, 2016
    The natural science museum is located in the Prince of songkla University, Hat Yai travel convenience. Down the Hospital of Songkhla nakarin National Park and then walk through it. "
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  • April 15, 2017
    Good museum
  • February 3, 2017
    Coffee shop beside the Museum mania Board wit more chic shops, good design. Open music enjoyment
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  • March 1, 2017
    There is, however, an interesting thing with fish, birds, insects, fish and crabs satap.
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  • August 3, 2016
    Knowledge about nature, science Evolution creatures. An exhibition of a variety of renewable, ideal for families bring their children to visit.
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  • October 16, 2014
    In Hat Yai after you have boring here. Thought about killing time is highly recommended during high school students exhibit. Lol. If an authentic Museum to the Songkhla National Museum here. (This is highly recommended).
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