Can’t convince your kids that perusing art at the Met or the Whitney is a fun way to spend a summer day? How about gazing at larger-than-life sculptures outside on your way to one of their favorite shops or playgrounds or while exploring a new part of the city? Click through to see four amazing public art installations that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Human Nature

Nine colossal stone figures are standing in Rockefeller Center and we're almost certain they'll wow your kids. Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone created the mammouth sculptures using slabs of bluestone from a quarry in Northern Pennsylvania. The giants range in height from 16 feet to 20 feet tall and weigh up to 30,000 pounds each! Walk underneath their legs and marvel at their mythical character on your way to the LEGO or American Girl store.

See it:
Rockefeller Plaza between 49th and 50th Streets
Now through July 7, 2013

Image: Public Art Fund

Which have these outdoor art displays have you visited?

— Julie Seguss