I love you from my head tomatoes! New Yorkers, grab your little ones and ketchup at Tomatoland. Tomatoland is a pop-up in NYC that raises awareness for protecting the environment and reducing excessive consumption. We are excited to view NYC from a tomato’s perspective and share it with you.
Tomatoland is a 7-room pop-up exhibit in Soho with over 20 instagram-worthy, interactive exhibits of tomato magic. Be prepared to swim in a ketchup pool, jump inside a refrigerator, put on costumes and sit inside the exhibits. The first stop is the Tomato Can exhibit.
We walked in and saw a mural of beautiful red tomatoes. Tomatoland is kid-friendly and there’s a story behind the exhibit. Dr. Tomato came to NYC from the Galápagos Islands. Dr. Tomato loves the city, but is concerned about plastic and over-packaging issues. He created Tomatoland to remind New Yorkers about the importance of protecting the city.
The Package Room is bright and colorful with interactive pieces of common foods that are stored in a refrigerator.
However, the food is all trapped inside plastic packaging.
Then we jumped inside the Refrigerator Room, and saw the inside of a messy fridge with a pizza boxes, upside-down condiments and a cracked egg.
The Paper Towel Tunnel leads us from the Refrigerator Room to the next room. This tunnel represents the artery of a fallen tree.
At the Burger Stop, we wore cheese and leaf costumes and sat inside a burger. Don’t we look tasty?
Kanchana sat in the Noodle Station Swing.
Archana climbed the Bread Paradise. Who doesn’t love spreading Nutella over bread? Also is there really a paradise behind that door?
The experience concludes with plastic in the ocean. Remember to save the oceans and minimize plastic use.
Guests can ketchup at Tomatoland until January 25th (Monday-Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm). We recommend purchasing Tomatoland tickets in advance. General Admission Tickets are for a specific date and time. You might come for the Instagram bait, but you’ll learn something too.
- Adults: $22.00
- Students: $18.00 with ID
- Children (Ages 2-12): $16.00
- Children aged 2 and under are free
For me, summer hasn’t really started until tomatoes reappear in local farmers’ markets.Jose Andres