Parents looking for things to do with kids in Taipei can enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and attractions that are sure to keep their children entertained.
Science museums, the Taipei Zoo, several theme and water parks, and various children's holiday programmes mean that no matter what the weather may be, there's always something for the kids to do.
Activities for kids in Taipei
No child can help but be entranced by the giant pandas at the Taipei Zoo. The zoo is the largest in Asia and is often praised for its modern, humane practices and educational displays about conservation and the environment. The zoo also has a Rescue Center that rescues, protects and rehabilitates confiscated animals and endangered species.
Taipei Astronomical Museum
The Taipei Astronomical Museum opened in 1997 and is a must-see for those interested in learning more about the mysteries of the universe. It consists of four floors of interactive exhibits, displays and observatories. There is an IMAX theatre, a 3D theatre and amusement rides, and the museum is well worth a visit for adults and children alike.
National Taiwan Science Education Center
Children with an interest in technology will be fascinated by a visit to the National Taiwan Science Education Center. It boasts a high-tech museum that features a children's playground and discovery centre. Here, kids can engage in various activities, like playing with Lego and drawing on specially designed walls. The complex has a 3D theatre with an ever-changing programme of exhibits and presentations. The Center aims to promote the teaching of applied science throughout the country, and a visit here will therefore consist of educational fun for all ages.
Miniatures Museum of Taipei
The first of its kind in Asia, this museum of miniatures features over 200 delicate dollhouses and cutaway scenes of houses from around the world. Founded in 1997, the museum is a great way to see and learn about local and foreign monuments and buildings.
►For a list of other attractions in the city, read See and Do in Taipei
►Read Education and Schools in Taipei for an overview of education in the city
"Some of my favourite things to do in Taipei with our kids included going to hot springs in winter, swimming in rivers out of town in summer, going to Taipei Zoo, riding the Maokong Gondola, visiting the Land Bank Museum (with dinosaurs) and going to playgrounds." Read Nick's Expat Arrivals interview for more about his move to Taipei and his life in the city.
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