During late 1996, two local girls - 10-year-old Kalayamas Singhnaklong and 11-year-old Patcharee Waisane, found a set of dinosaur footprints at the site of Phlan Hin, also known as Wang Khruea Chan at the hillfoot of Phu Faek in King Amphoe Na Khu in Kalasin province. Later on, the dinosaur exploration team from the Department of Mineral Resources discovered 21 footprints along the 6 pathways walking in different directions. From those, there are three obvious walkways as indicated as follows:
The most breathtaking moment for visitors entering the Museum is the gigantic structure of a dinosaur skeleton staring at them. At the Sirindhorn Museum, about 20 species of dinosaur specimens are displayed. Most of them were bought from overseas. Out of those 20, there are the Sauropod fossils of the biggest herbivorous dinosaur that was first identified and discovered in Thailand, called Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae. In general, replica models of dinosaur fossils are exhibited in the Museu
Within the initial part of the exhibition at the Sirindhorn Museum, we will see a large Geological Time Scale in a rectangular grid engraved on the exhibition floor. The Geological Time Scale is a system of chronological measurement that relates stratigraphy to time and is used by scientists and paleobiologists to describe the timing and relationships between events that have occurred throughout the Earth’s history, from 4.6 billion years ago until the present. The periods of time in Geochronolo
The heart of where dinosaur scientific research and investigation are conducted is in the laboratory. Here at the Sirindhorn Museum, the laboratory is transformed into a research exhibition where visitors can watch through the glass wall to observe the lab and how scientists are working. Looking through the glass wall of the lab, we will be able to see all parts of the fossilised bone specimens that were discovered in Thailand, placed on the lab tables. These specimens are haunch bones and l
Dinosaurs evolved from reptiles. They increased in number and species and spread out to the entire Earth during the Mesozoic Era, the geological time frame that spanned 251 to 65 million years ago. The Mesozoic Era was subdivided into three periods: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. During the Triassic period (251-200 million years ago), there was only a single supercontinent, called Pangaea, and surrounded by a vast ocean. The middle of the supercontinent was a massive hot desert. Dominant
Dinosaur is an amazing terrestrial creature with an immense body size and physical appearance that is reminiscent of the science-fiction fantasy movies. They dominated the earth for as long as 160 million years and was developed and diverged into many different species spreading throughout the earth until the mysterious extinction event that occured 65 million years ago. Even then, they are still able to captivate our attention that no other primitive lives can. Let’s go visit the dinosaurs t
The exhibition zone 1 of the Sirindhorn Museum is put together under the concept of "Universe and the Earth”. In addition to the presentation on the birth of the universe, we will also learn about how our planet came into being. The large globe mounted on the wall displays the earth structure with several layers of earth crusts. Visitors can move those metal earth crusts back and forth in order to understand how our earth was formed in layers and has been in a constant movement. The to
Dinosaurs did not suddenly appear on earth. In fact, they were a part of a lengthy and continuous biological evolution. You can learn about prehistorical animals from the story of the Paleozoic Era in the exhibition zone 3 The Paleozoic Era was a time before the appearance of dinosours, spanning 291 million years and being subdivided into 6 geological periods, chronologically shown as follows: The Cambrian Period (542-488 million years ago): In the beginning of this period, no terrestrial