Burapha University - Institute of Marine Science Center

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Burapha University's Institute of Marine Science is different from the other faculty buildings on campus. This particular building is home to an educational, yet mesmerizing, aquarium and museum, open daily to students, staff and the general public. Located just west of the main entrance, this particular building also has its own entrance off Long-Had Bangsaen Road for westbound traffic.

The Institute building is home to two main services: the Marine Aquarium and the Marine Science Museum.The aquarium is an indoor 'tour style' building filled with exhibits of various different marine animal and plant species contained within large and small tanks. The Museum section is designed to educate visitors through visual identification of both marine flora and fauna that are no longer living. Together these two amenities allow for staff, students, and the public to be educated on the importance of marine life, in a fun and interactive environment.

What is there to do here?

The formal activities available here to Burapha University staff, students and the general public include:

  • Guided or unguided tours through the aquarium
  • Guided or unguided tours through the marine museum
  • Live diving demonstrations, which include feeding the marine animals, some of which weigh over 100 kg.

Please note the following costs for these activities (all events included in price);

For Thai residents and staff and students of the University

  • Children 40 baht
  • Adult 80 baht

For foreigners

  • Children 120 baht
  • Adult 220 baht

When is the best time to go?

The Marine Science Museum and Aquarium

  • Daily 8:30 am-5 pm

Special Dive Show

  • Monday - Friday at 2:30 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Please note:

  • Visitors coming as groups (schools, governmental sectors and associations) should apply in writing for group admission before visiting. Please see the University's website for more details
  • The institute's lobby and Zen garden are open 24 hours

For further information please feel free to visit the Marine Institutes official webpage, or call us at (66-38) 3916713, 390979 during hours of operation.

Whats nearby*?

  • ATMs- 2
  • Toilets- 4
  • Bus stops- 1
  • Buddhist praise areas**- 2
  • Main roads- 2
  • Formal parking lots- 2

(*Within 100 meters of this given location. Please refer back to full campus map for specific locations)

(** Some praise spots may only be available during certain times of the year)