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.

Jamison Square – Portland, Or

From the sculptures (Tiki Totems, metal sculptures, and a granite brown bear named Rico Pasado) that surround the water to the actual fountain itself, everything about Jamison Square inspires visitors. Originally designed as an outdoor gallery without water, it’s now a prominent feature of the Pearl District in downtown Portland and referred to by locals as “the community pool.”

Online: portlandoregon.gov/jamisonsquare

photo: Daniel Miller via flickr

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—Gabby Cullen