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PlayCubes Installation at Chinatown Park

After a summer highlighting play all around Greater Boston through our Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition, we’re thrilled to see the program’s lasting impact on play within our local community. Design Museum Foundation is pleased and excited to ...

Kids Design Workshop: Pop Up Play

During this workshop, children and parents will enjoy a curator’s tour of the Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition, followed by outdoor play and group building on the Harborwalk with Imagination Playground and more! This program is proudly presented ...

Kids Design Workshop: Nature Play

This workshop invites both children and parents to participate in building unique playscapes with all natural materials on The Greenway. Led by local artist and craftsman, Mitch Ryerson, each session will focus ...

Film Screening of “The Land: Adventure Playground”

Join us for a screening of Erin Davis’ The Land, a documentary about the creative adventure playground in Wales. Following the screening will be a discussion on the importance of “risky” and ...

Family Design Day: Playscapes

Play serves not only as an integral part of a child’s development, but also as a way to bring families closer together. Playgrounds act as a space to facilitate this bonding as ...

Celebrate Our New PlayCubes Installation at Chinatown Park!

As a part of The Greenway’s Summer Public Art Kickoff Celebration, Design Museum Boston is pleased to be featuring our first play structure of our Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition: PlayCubes, designed ...

Extraordinary Playscapes Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of Design Museum’s Extraordinary Playscapes Exhibition! On the evening of June 8th, get your first look at one of our largest exhibitions to date, covering 40 case studies ...

Extraordinary Playscapes

Featured in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, FastCo Exist, WBUR’s The ARTery, Next City, and Curbed. This national exhibition and education program explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital ...