Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)

Attraction 1871 Rama IV Rd | Thai Red Cross Institute, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

1 hours 30 mins
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
02:30 PM
04:00 PM
First-time visit
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6.00 - 6.43 USD

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The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute is a popular attraction for both tourists and scientists, right in the heart of Bangkok. Here you can see some very venomous snakes actually doing good for the community.

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Why Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) is special ?

The institute originally began as a facility to study rabies and smallpox vaccines, but has shifted its focus towards reptilian poisons. Within walking distance of Bangkok's biggest shopping district, thirty-five species of venomous snakes are kept in both indoor and outdoor enclosures. The facility also houses several species of other dangerous reptiles, amphibians, and insects. The purpose here is not titillation but education. The Institute creates most of the region's antivenin, which is used to treat snakebite victims, and in the process they seek to share their knowledge about these frightening, but fascinating, creatures.

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What to explore at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)?

The museum contains two floors of snakes with accompanying information about their species and habitat. On the third floor there are preserved examples of snakeskin and skeletons. There is even a viewing area where, if you are lucky, you can view the process of venom extraction.

Additional enclosures outside harbor more snakes as well as a seating area for daily demonstrations. After these demonstrations visitors have the chance to meet tame, nonvenomous snakes up close.

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How to get to Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)?

BTS Sala Daeng station, Thai Red Cross is across the street next to ChulalongkornHospitalor MRT Samyan station and Thai Red Cross is next to Chamchuri Squareon the left. Bus no. 4, 45, 47, 50, 67, 74, 76, 141, 501

Selling points

  • Great place for all ages
  • Great snake adventure
  • Great place to go with kids
  • Great show, great price!
  • An educational and Entertaining show
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
180.11 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
18 places

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1871 Rama IV Rd | Thai Red Cross Institute, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • There is very limited seating so get there well in advance of the show starting for the best views.
    What need to do
  • You can also make donation for the good cause of their works
    Things to do
  • Go to the auditorium to have lunch there with a real cheap cost.
    Food
  • If you would like to get a free photo, 2pm in afternoon is only time to do that
    Experience
  • If you would like to see snake show, be punctual, it gets very crowed and then you could not have a good place
    Experience
  • If you travel on your own, the Snake Farm can be hard to find so let’s use your maps to get close and then ask in any open office
    Experience
  • Make sure you arrive before 11am (weekends and holidays) or 2:30pm (weekdays) for the milking and demonstrations, as otherwise there seem to be no caretakers around to explain.
    Timming
  • Monday – Friday (except extra holidays.) 08.30 am - 4.30 pm Weekends and extra holidays. 08.30 am - 12.00 pm. (Clinic only)
    Timming
  • 200 baht for adults, 50 baht for children. You can enter the QSMI for free on public holidays
    Ticket and Pricing
  • There is indoor exhibition informative, particularly, they have video presentation about snake life cycle, and how to handle when bitten by snake.
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This here is much better then the other places where the torist can see snake show and very the only want money. Here there is a reason to visit to learn and see all about snakes

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Those huge cobras that you only see in pictures can be seen at this venue and they are alive! This is a very interesting place, especially for children who will be fascinated with the milking or extraction of venom demonstration. The snake handlers are professionals and will give a highly educational talk, demonstrating with several snakes from all over the world. You will be shown skeletons, skins and all kinds of stuff. This is a visit that is well worth your time and money. If you do not get a front row seat for the show, there will be another one shortly. You are allowed to take photos, which mean you will have recorded your visit for all to see.By the way, the toilets are located on the ground floor of the Institute building and I know you are going to be surprised! Do not worry they are very clean. This Snake Farm is dedicated to extracting venom for the creation of anti-venom serum.

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