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. 

Heavy Metal – Chattanooga, Tn

Heavy Metal is an uber fun playground of sound, where your kids can make music with friends or be a one man band! This sculpture was created in 2000 and is a part of Chattanooga's city public art collection.

Online: publicartarchive.org/work/heavy-metal

photo: Larry Miller via flickr

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— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen