Free & Open to the Public
April 6 – July 8, 2017
San Francisco Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center, 2nd Floor (100 Larkin Street)
This national exhibition and education program from Design Museum San Francisco explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, and social equity.
What we learn through play impacts our physical, mental, social, and creative health – and designers, architects, and play advocates are taking notice. Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play, while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world.
Featuring over 40 international playgrounds, drawings, sketches, videos, scale models, and playable installations, the interactive exhibition examines the importance of play and the latest thinking in playground design. From towering treetop playgrounds to hand-knit crochet installations, visitors will discover how architects and designers worldwide are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art and meaningful environments.
Public Opening Reception
Thursday April 6, 6-8 p.m., San Francisco Main Library
RSVP HERE to join us for the opening celebration!