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.

Four Seasons

See plants in a whole new way at this New York Botanical Garden art exhibit. You'll find four scientifically accurate 15-foot tall heads in the Conservatory Courtyard created by Philip Haas. They're made of flowers, vegetables, fruit, bark, moss, ivy and branches. Each human portrait represents one of the four seasons. While you're there, be sure to visit the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden and the Everett Children's Adventure Garden for hands-on fun.

See it:
New York Botanical Garden
Now through October 27, 2013
Admission: $10/adults, $2/children 2-12

Image: Philip Haas, Winter and Summer. Painted fiberglass sculpture in situ at The New York Botanical Garden, 2013. Courtesy The New York Botanical Garden

Which have these outdoor art displays have you visited?

— Julie Seguss