Science Fair Aims to Attract a Million Visitors

 | Wed 6 Aug 2014 17:36 ICT

CityNews – Organisers of a science and technology fair to be held in Chiang Mai later this month hope it will attract more than a million visitors, with exhibits including a 30m-long dinosaur bone, reports said.

Woolly mammoth restoration at Canada’s Royal British Columbia Museum. This month’s science fair in Chiang Mai will feature a display of robot woolly mammoths. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The 2014 National Science and Technology Fair will be held at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 12-28.

The event is organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology to coincide with National Science Day on August 18. This will be the first time the annual event is held outside Bangkok.

Innovations from Thailand will be displayed to inspire an interest in science and technology, with highlights including a showcase of Lanna agricultural technology, and an Ice Age exhibition featuring robot woolly mammoths and a 4D movie. Entrance is free.