You don’t have to tiptoe through a quiet building filled with priceless stuff to expose your little ones to the fine arts. We found 17 places where the creative work of others does more than just inspire—they offer plenty of fresh air, too. From interactive to just plain huge, flip through our album for the coolest outdoor installations perfect for your petite Picasso. 

Lenin’s Head – Los Angeles, Ca

After oo-ing over the super shiny texture of Lenin’s Head, use this sculpture as a great talking point for a quick history lesson. What does the playful baby balancing a stick on top of Lenin’s head mean? Even if your mini-me is young, this striking art piece is one they won’t forget.

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— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen