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. 

Sun Tunnels – Lucin, Utah

Four huge tunnels sitting in a desert leading nowhere might not seem like art, but there’s definitely more than meets the eye with this installation. Just looking through one of these can reframe how you see your surroundings, and the shadows they cast can teach little ones about sun orientation. Plus, they are just totally awesome to run through!

Online: umfa.utah.edu/suntunnels_selfguide

photo: Calvin Chu via flickr

What are the coolest art installations you’ve seen? Share them with us in the Comments below!

— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen