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. 

555 Mission St. Sculpture Garden – San Francisco, Ca

A quiet sculpture garden in the SOMA district of San Francisco is like jumping into a colorful children’s book. Pixelated silhouettes and cousins of Jack Skellington live here. The plaza is also perfect for a downtown picnic.


photo: Gnawme via flickr

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

— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen