Teddy Bear Museum
The Teddy Bear Museum, or more aptly Teddy Island, is the first attraction of its kind to open in Southeast Asia. The kids will love it, and if you remember your own teddy bear with fondness it should certainly bring back some happy memories.
Please do not expect a museum in the traditional sense when you visit. It is more of a tour around the world and beyond, with all shapes and sizes of teddy bears in lots of different outfits. Divided into 12 zones you will wander through areas from “Teddies in the Stone-Age” all the way through to “Teddies in Space”.
Starting with “Teddies during the Inca Period” it moves on to the Dinosaur zone which the kids will absolutely love. Thailand is of course represented and reveals that even Teddy Bears love the water throwing fun of the Songkran Fesitval. Staying with the water theme, there is an underwater zone where Teddy gets closer to lots of sea creatures. You will even find a Mermaid Teddy here, or should that be a Teddy-Mer?
In Santa’s zone you will find the teddies are all dressed as Santa’s little helpers, and when you reach the colourfully designed China zone keep your eyes open for the huge panda teddy bear. Your can finish in the European zone with Teddy Pirates and teddies in different national costumes.
Throughout your Teddy Island adventure there are activities for the kids and photo opportunities galore. The different zones offer different soundtracks which helps add to the overall atmosphere.
If you are visiting on a Saturday or Sunday then there is an additional bonus. A dancing display by Captain Teddy and friends will keep you all entertained. This takes place three times on each of the two days at 14.00hrs, 15.00hrs and 16.00hrs.
Before you leave there is an opportunity to purchase a Teddy Bear along with a whole variety of other teddy related gifts.
Opening Hours and Admission Fees
The Teddy Bear Museum is open from 09.00 – 22.00hrs every day. (The last entrance tickets are sold at 20.30hrs). As with many attractions in Thailand there is a two-tier entrance fee.
Non-Thai citizens: 500 baht per adult and 300 baht for each child (90-130cm in height).
Thai citizens: 250 baht per adult and 150 baht for each child (90-130cm in height).
Children of all nationalities under 90cm in height are free.
Directions To The Teddy Bear Museum
The Teddy Bear Museum is located in Markland Village which is on Beach Road, Soi 1, North Pattaya. It is conveniently located on the regular baht bus route, so can easily be accessed from anywhere in central Pattaya.
If you are driving, head to the beginning of Beach Road (northern end). As you come onto Beach Road, Soi 1 is the first road on your left hand side.