The Soils Museum (Chaloem Phra Kiat Building 7)
Learn about the importance of soil and the nutrients it provides for the growth of plants. Explore underground to understand the importance of soil through 4D animation films, with 360-degree viewing. The Soil Museum is presented in four zones:
1) Life in the soil.
The earth is a home for all living and nonliving beings (e.g. minerals, water and air), both below and above the surface of the ground.
2) 4D Animation Film: features the organisms living and thriving underground.
The underground world has unique wonders that are both visible and invisible to the naked eyes. It is important to acknowledge that all lives are dependent on each other, which balances the life cycles in the underground world. The film will take us on an adventure in the underground world. To learn about what goes on below the ground, how it relates to life on Earth and the impacts it has on plants, animals and human beings.
3) Living Land.
The fertility of the land comes from various diverse organisms living underground. Though the soil is an element of nature, there are living organisms that exist in the soil.
4) Soil Scientist.
HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great continuously worked on soil development. In 2012, the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) honoured HM King, as the first “Humanitarian Soil Scientist”. The Food and Agriculture Organization under the United Nations officially announced that World Soil Day will be held on HM King’s birthday on the 5th of December. This began in 2015. HM King’s work aimed at bringing joy to his people. HM wanted Thais to become self-reliant.