Indoor Things to do in Taipei

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Theodore
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This is an overview of the best indoor activities to do in Taipei City during a hot or rainy day. Keep reading to learn more.

I’ve lived in New Taipei for around 5 years. And frequent Taipei. I want to share where to go in Taipei when it’s raining or too hot and humid.


Best Indoor things to do in Taipei City

National Taiwan Science Education Center

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Taipei City Mall

Miniatures Museum of Taiwan

Surfingcity


Things to do to Avoid Rain & Heat in Taipei City

The following sections will provide all the information you could need for visiting various indoor places in Taipei. I’ll talk about who each place is best for, where it’s located, admission costs, and more.

Read our guide to Taipei City to make the most out of your visit in Taipei.

Want indoor and outdoor activities? Check out a separate piece I wrote.


1: Trampoline Park

Taipei used to have Flip Out. It was a popular trampoline park, but it’s now permanently closed.

Or did it?

I found X-Jumping200 based on a recommendation. Some say that it’s just a rebranded Flip Out.

From what I’ve seen, it appears as a gym with a bunch of tiny trampolines kids could waste all their energy with. Meanwhile, the adults could pump iron.

Need something more educational? I got you covered.


2: National Taiwan Science Education Center

National Taiwan Science Education Center 1
Ticket Price *Regular: NT$100
Discount **: NT$70
Free †: Certain groups
HoursDaily: 9 AM–6 PM
AddressNo. 189, Shishang Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111
Avg. Time Spent Here3 hrs.
Websiteen.ntsec.gov.tw
Chinese Name國立臺灣科學教育館
Part of Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

** Those with student IDs and groups of 20 or more people will get discounts for each ticket.

† The following folks may enter NTSEC for free:

  • Members of ROC museum Association
  • Science teachers who work at Science Education Center
  • Museum membership card or volunteer honor cardholders
  • Those who have handbook for physically & mentally challenged
  • Anyone aged under 6 or over 65

The National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) is a great place to visit for indoor activities in Taipei. It’s a large science museum with many exhibits, covering a wide range of scientific topics, from physics and chemistry to biology and astronomy.

The exhibits are interactive and engaging, making learning about science fun and informative. 

Here’s what to expect from every floor in the center:

ExhibitionDescriptionFloor
Scientific GamesUse your body to operate certain scientific devices.5
PhysicsInstallations that show how physics work.5
NTU Modern Physics Lab.Introduces physics.9
SemiconductorIntroduces application & characteristics of semiconductors.3
The Museum BridgeLeads to different parts of museums.9
ChemistryChanges of chemical points through exhibits.5
MathematicsLearn about mathematics.6
Air BicycleRide a bicycle on a steel cable 20 meters above the ground.5
Large CentrifugeLarge rotating disk that up to 10 people can sit inside.5
Technology & Gender-Based InnovationWomens’ inventions.3
HOMING Collection of items from nature.4

The NTSEC is best for visitors of all ages, but it’s especially popular with children and families. 

There aren’t any food or drink sellers inside the Education Center. They’re all outside in the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park. I recommend bringing snacks.

Get here by taking the Taipei MRT Red Line to Jiantan Station, then taking bus 41 or 30 to the National Taiwan Science Education Center Stop.

Perhaps you’re done here and looking for another affordable activity. Check out this next pick.


3: Miniatures Museum of Taiwan

A photo of the exterior of the Miniatures Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.
HoursTuesday–Sunday: 10 AM–6 PM
Monday: Closed
Admission Price *Adults: NT$250
Concession: NT$200
Children: NT$150
Concession/Elder: NT$125
Avg. Time Spent Here1 hr.
Address10489, Taipei City, Zhongshan District, Section 1, Jianguo N Rd, 96號B1
Address (Chinese)10489 台北市中山區建國北路一段96號B1
Chinese Name袖珍博物館
Websitemmot.com.tw
Part of Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

The Miniatures Museum of Taiwan is a great indoor activity for anyone looking to explore a world of tiny wonders. The museum houses a collection of miniature works of art, including architecturally-accurate dollhouses, room boxes, and dioramas.

Visitors can marvel at the intricate detail of these miniature masterpieces, which depict everything from famous landmarks to everyday scenes. The Miniatures Museum of Taiwan is perfect for people of all ages, but it’s especially well-suited for families with young children. 

This place doesn’t have any restaurants inside or allow any outside food. Eat before or after coming here.

Take the Taipei MRT Orange or Green line trains to Songjang Nanjing Station. Upon arrival, leave from Exit 4 and make your way toward Section 2, Nanjing E Rd. Turn right on this road and continue until reaching Section 2, Jianguo N Rd.

Here’s another museum.


4: Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Fine Arts Museum building.
Admission Cost *General: NT$30
Sat after 5 PM: Free
Discounted: NT$15
Group of 20+: NT$21 ea.
Avg. Time Spent Here1 hr
HoursClosed Mondays
Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun: 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM
AddressNo. 181, Section 3, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
Chinese Name臺北市立美術館
Websitetfam.museum
Part of Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

The following groups can receive discounted admission to TFAM:

  • Children 6–12 years old
  • Students 12 & older
  • Volunteers of cultural & educational institutions
  • Those w/ household registrations in Taipei

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) is a great indoor activity option in Taipei for visitors interested in art. It hosts a collection of works of art from Taiwan. TFAM also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions, workshops, and other cultural events throughout the year.

TFAM is best for visitors who are interested in art, history, and culture. The museum offers a variety of exhibits that appeal to a wide range of interests, and there are also plenty of opportunities to learn more about the art on display through workshops and other educational programs.

They don’t have any restaurants or convenience stores inside. Eat before or after visiting. However, they do have a gift shop to get some souvenirs to remember your visit. I don’t recommend buying anything in particular.

Take the Taipei Metro Red Line to Yuanshan Station and leave from Exit 1. From there, follow a pedestrian trail to the Art Park of the Taipei Expo Park. You’ll eventually turn left on Zhongshan North Road, Section 3.

Or take one of the following buses to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum stop:

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218247260277
279310612677
171720229006Red 2
Neihu Metro BusZhongshan Express

Want to shop now? Let’s go to a mall.


5: Taipei City Mall

Address100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Shimin Blvd, 100號B1
HoursSaturday & Sunday: 11 AM–10 PM
Monday–Friday: 11 AM–9:30 PM
Closest MRT StationTaipei Main Station

The vast underground mall is home to a wide variety of stores, including clothing stores, electronics stores, and souvenir shops. There is also a food court with a variety of restaurants to choose from.

It’s also a great place to find vintage video games, anime merchandise (e.g., figures), cosplay expeditions, and more.

No matter your age, you’ll find something at this mall. It’s also a fantastic place to find affordable souvenirs like tea, snacks, apparel, and trinkets.

Get here by taking the Taipei MRT Red or Blue Line, or the Taiwan Railway Administration or High Speed Rail to Taipei Main Station. From there, follow the signs within the station to the Taipei City Mall.

Once you’re done at the mall, consider singing.


6: Sing at KTV

KTV, or karaoke television, means you’ll have a private room where you and a group of friends can sing karaoke and eat snacks. You’ll find hundreds of KTV places throughout Taipei. One of the more popular ones is Party World.

I don’t recommend any specific KTV place, because all the ones I’ve been to were non-chain ones that I can’t remember the names of.

Need to relax after singing? Let’s go to a hot spring hotel.


7: Visit a Hot Spring Hotel

Many hot springs hotels throughout Beitou—the hot spring area—offer private hot springs sessions that start at NT$600 per adult. Some may offer public hot springs areas for cheaper. Or you could book a night at one of these hotels and have a private hot spring built into your room.

If you opt for the last option and happen to be in Taipei around September or October, check out the Hot Springs Festival if it’s happening. Many hotels will usually offer discounted rates during this time.

Once you’re done relaxing, you may want to jump back into the fray. Find an indoor playground.


8: Find an Indoor Playground

Taipei has many indoor playgrounds for children such as Kidsburgh, Austin Land, and Fun-Kid-Fun. I don’t have any kids and haven’t tried any of these specific locations. However, the first 2 recommendations seem to be the most popular throughout Taipei.


9: Indoor Surfing: Surfingcity 浪極光

AddressNo. 211號, Huajiang 3rd Rd, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, 220
HoursMon.–Sun., 10:40 am–8:30 pm

Surfing City (浪極光) is an indoor surfing park located in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. It’s not located inside Taipei City, but New Taipei City is adjacent and less than 10 minutes away via MRT—from Taipei Main Station.

It’s the first and largest surfing park in Taiwan, and it offers a variety of surfing experiences for all levels of surfers. The park has a wave pool that can generate waves.

Surfing City is a great place to visit for anyone who is looking for an indoor activity in Taipei. It’s especially well-suited for families with children, as there are activities for all ages. Surfing City is also a great place to visit for anyone who is interested in surfing, but who does not have access to the ocean.

It has a bar, a restaurant, and a hookah lounge for anyone who wants to eat, drink, or smoke before or after surfing.

This place is about a 15-minute walk from the Taipei MRT Blue Line’s Jiangzicui Station. I recommend taking a taxi or Uber to get here.


Map for Indoor Activities in Taipei

Trip map created using Wanderlog, a travel planner on iOS and Android

Footnotes:

  • * Prices may change at any time.

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