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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Giant Insects Are Crawling Their Way Through the Museum

  •          A fantastic collection of insects crawling into museum history
  •          Provides a hands on learning experience through play
  •          Realistically detailed and high quality play art

Challenge

A celebrated Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that features some of the most important educational exhibits in the world, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History includes planners who are committed to bringing the wonders of the imagination to life, especially the concepts that fascinate children.  One of these concepts are creeping, crawly insects that live in our world and while they certainly aren’t popular at picnics, kids love them in the park! When Carnegie administrators were looking for ways to add a stimulating playscape to the venue that would engage children and provide them with a unique, one of a kind opportunity to explore the intricacies of Nature, right down to the tiniest creatures, they came to The 4 Kids in Greenville, Texas and our experts accepted the challenge. 

Solution

At The 4 Kids, a creative team manned by playground geniuses, including artists, sculptors, designers, engineers and architects, strives to create playground sculptures that fulfill a kid’s fantasy, result in awesome fun and make the dreams of park planners come true. At the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, that meant crafting a playscape that brought children eye to eye, up close and personal with giant replicas of the tiny crawlers that populate the insect world.  Flawlessly lifelike and captivating for the kids of all ages, a friendly group of lady bugs, ants and even a giant centipede took up residence on the Museum’s playground, to the delight of youngsters as well as their parents. Perfectly rendered as themed elements to support the mission of this amazing venue, the insect sculptures are true works of playground art. 

Result

While this “infestation” of insects at The Carnegie Museum turned out to offer an exciting interactive play opportunity for little visitors to the exhibits, the bugs also redefined the play area for young crawlers, climbers, sliders and balancers, who scoot across the impressive log crawlers alongside lifelike lady bugs and ants, expertly rendered by the masters of playground art at The 4 Kids. Make believe scenarios run the gamut in this place where children gather for entertainment that stimulates the mind as well as the body. Perfectly aligned with the nature theme of the museum, these high quality glass fiber reinforced concrete playground sculptures are certain to retain their colorful, realistic finish in every kind of weather for years of safe, sturdy fun for active kids on the playground.

Next Step

Do you have a venue that could use an infestation of these kid friendly bugs? Or perhaps you need another kind of creature for your playground, a T-Rex, lions and tigers, or a hammerhead shark? It’s a given that your playground features must be of the highest quality, with the safest standards as well as low maintenance, and you’ll want a playground creator who takes your ideas and input to heart.  At The 4 Kids, we customize playground designs according to specific client needs, and we are eager to hear from you!

To see the individual products used in this project, click on one of the links below: 

Ant Log Crawler         Ant Climber                Centipede Climber

Lady Bug Climber       Lady Bug Log Climber