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Bangkok :: Planetarium

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After breakfast, while I gathered our things, the kids played outside.
Oh how I love thee little backyard!

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How great is a swing?

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Swings are pretty fabulous when you haven’t swung on one in a year or so.

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This morning, we took the Skytrain to the Bangkok Planetarium. Today was our second and final day of “just in case we need any follow-up appointments”. On this trip to Bangkok, we’ve traveled by boat, taxi, private car and sky train. Our kids think this is totally normal.

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It cost our family $3 to get into the Planetarium. For that price, we kept our expectations low.

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To our surprise, there was lots to run around, touch and explore.

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Schäfer hugged his favorite planet – Jupiter.

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Everyone picked their favorite planet.

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Selah enjoyed touching buttons for no particular reason…

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Schäfer and Sianna stood through an earthquake. Then, Sianna went to touch buttons.

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Schäfer enjoyed the earthquake again & watching the International Space Station.

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Dreaming.

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Next, we headed off to the morning movie. Given, the movie was in Thai, but since it was just about basic astronomy we could explain it to the kids.

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The Bangkok Planetarium is made of 6 different buildings. This can be confusing and the map is most definitely helpful. Once we had our full of all things space related, we headed over to the small aquarium.

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Selah loved that everything was very touch friendly.

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After the aquarium, we used our handy map to take us to the kids play area which was in building #6 on the 12th floor. Thankfully, the guards saw our kids and informed us of which floor we wanted to go.

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Once in the play area, Selah started cooking…

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Sianna started grocery shopping…

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Schäfer started climbing…

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While the girls played, Hubs took Schäfer down a couple of floors to the dinosaur exhibit.

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By 2pm, we decided to go back to the guest house for a simple lunch. The kids probably could have kept playing, but both Hubs and I thought that a hunger meltdown might be drawing near. We both wished we would have brought a picnic lunch!

All of today’s fun: planetarium, small aquarium, and kids play area were all included in our $3 ticket price. That’s $3 for our entire family! Awesome.

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