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.

FIGMENT 2013 Interactive Sculpture Garden

A variety of innovative, unique and interactive sculptures are on Governors Island thanks to the FIGMENT Festival. Big plus for kids: this is art you can "play" with rather than look at. Highlights include Head in the Clouds, made from 53,000 recycled milk jugs and water bottles; Reverberate, an interactive soundscape playground (shown above); an amazing sustainably designed TreeHouse  you are free to climb into; and Music Boxa giant music box that you can crank to hear music.

See it:
Governors Island
Now through September 23, 2013
Free

Image: Figment Project by Tom Egan

Which have these outdoor art displays have you visited?

— Julie Seguss