Outdoor exhibits are an awesome (and free!) way to invite art into a kid’s life. Add in a H2O feature that encourages play and you’ve got a seriously cool way to inspire your Jackson Pollock protégé. From walking on water to spouting faces and more, flip through the album below to see our favorite interactive water installations.

Downtown Silver Spring Fountain – Silver Spring, Md

The beautiful mosaic basin of this fountain is a magnet for little ones during the hot Maryland summers. Located in downtown Silver Spring, toss in a few fun programs (live music events for both kids and adults) and spouting water jets and you’ve got an inspiring water feature worthy of your budding artists.

Online: silverspring.com/interactivefountain

photo: libsciterp via flickr

Which one is your favorite? Share with us in a Comment below.

—Gabby Cullen