Phu Wiang Fossil Research Center and Dinosaur Museum, Khon Kaen
Research Center and Phu Wiang Museum. The visitors can begin to travel from Chumpae district to Khon Kaen province turn left to join highway no.2038 until passing Phu Wiang district and select the road to Phu Wiang National Park and the museum is just 3 kilometres before the Phu Wiang National Park.
The museum is comprised of 5 exhibition zones
The first zone : features the universe origin, rock cycles, and creature origin and Paleozoic fossils
The visitors can see the dinosaur evolution and extinction in the 65 million years ago due to the meteorite crash to the Earth. The damage from the crash is the reason behind the dinosaur era end.
The second zone : Dinosaur Fossils at Phu Wiang National Park
Displays the first dinosaur bone and dinosaur fossils found in Thailand, in particular the 5 types of dinosaur fossils found in
Phu Wiang.
The third zone : Laboratory and collections room
The visitors can see the laboratory and collections room through the glass wall in the third zone. The fossils found in Khon Kaen also displayed in this zone.
The fourth zone : dinosaur park
Dedicates to dinosaur park with real-size dinosaur models that can make noise in the Jurassic paleo-environments.
The fifth zone : Tertiary Rocks and Mineral  benefits
From uranium exploration to dinosaur fossil

Mr. Sudham Yaemniyom, the former geologist of the Department of Mineral Resources accidently found dinosaur fossils at Phu Wiang National Park during the uranium exploration in 1976. The found fossils are similar to the Sauropods, herbivorous dinosaur with 15 metres length.
The group identified the fossils as huge herbivorous dinosaur bones and scale of ancient fishes. This brings to consequence discoveries of various kinds of dinosaur bones.
The Museum is established as the fossil education and research center under the cooperation of the Department of Mineral Resources, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Khon Kaen province.

Contact detail:
Phu Wiang Fossil Research Center and Dinosaur Museum Tambon Nai Muang,
Amphoe Wiang Kao, Khon Kaen 40150
Tel. :
0 4343 8204, 0 4343 8206
Fax :
0 4343 8204
GPS :  
16.679074 N, 102.267133 E
Fee :

Adult 60 Baht, Child 30 Baht
Working hours :
9.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M. on Tuesday - Sunday, Closed on Monday,
except on Monday falls on a public holiday.


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