A Career-themed Amusement Center
On the 7th Floor of the Taipei Living Mall is Baby boss, a role playing amusement center, in which kids can learn about different jobs. There's a play town and kids can go to different store fronts to learn and participate in each occupation. Occupations include fireman, gold miner, pilot, construction worker, chef, and about 40 others. Each session last for around 30 minutes, and kids dress up in the attire for the occupation, and participate in an activity related to the job. Parents are not allowed inside any of the activities, but can watch from the window. Once a child completes an activity they are paid in Baby Boss currency, which can then be used as a tuition fee required for some of the occupations, saved in the Baby Boss bank, or spent to buy small toys.
A bilingual map is available listing all the occupations and times, with occupations marked with a star being the most friendly for foreign visitors, as all sessions are in Chinese. There’s also a small play area for kids under 3, and a place to buy lunch/snacks on site.
It’s worth doing some research before you go on which sessions that might interest your kids, and reading blogs on other visitor’s experiences - as some occupations are more interesting than others! Also, the center can get quite busy with visiting school groups, so it’s worth calling ahead and asking about crowd levels, if you want a less chaotic visit. ;)
Address: No. 138, Section 4, Bade Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105 (7th Floor)
Hours: 10AM - 8PM Fri-Tues, 10AM - 6PM Wed-Thurs
Phone: 08 0045 7888
Find out more:
Name and Address in Chinese:
名稱: BabyBoss 職業體驗任意城
Here’s a few examples of different activities:
Dress up as a firefighter, and then ride in a firetruck to put out a small fire.
Learn about dairy farming, and practice milking cows.
Be a security guard, and travel in a security van to the Baby Boss bank to help guard their money.
Practice marching, either as a soldier or in a marching band.
Learn to cook a small pizza at the pizza restaurant.
Draw some pictures at art school.
Learn to care for babies in the hospital nursery room.
Practice giving massages on parents at the aromatherapy massage parlor.
Learn to be a pilot or flight attendant at the Baby Boss airline.
This amusement center is for kids 3 - 12 years old.
Ticket prices info is available here: https://www.babyboss.tw/tickets.aspx#artical_eng
Kids under 3 are free, but can only play in the public area and kid’s playground.