The Rock and Mineral Museum or the Geological Museum is located 10 minutes away from Bangkok city centre. Established in 1948, the museum provides the opportunity to locals and foreigners to understand geological processes and mineral resources, especially minerals and rocks. The museum - under the supervision of the Bureau of Geological Survey, Department of Mineral Resources - houses an array of colourful raw crystals. It also houses various igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, fossils and ancient utensils made out of rocks. The museum is divided into seven zones or parts: Part 1 The Museum in Brief and Information Desk; Part 2 Historical Geology; Part 3 Mineral Resources; Part 4 Rocks and Groundwater; Part 5 Petroleum; Part 6 Evolution of Life; Part 7 Geology of Thailand; and Part 8 Geohazards.
In this Learning Experience, you will learn about the Earth’s structure, tectonic plates and their boundaries, mining and its socioeconomic impacts, types of rocks as well as renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. This Learning Experience is suitable for learners Year 4 and above. Note: The reflection phase will take place under Point B.