Gateway Science Museum

A Builders' Summer

blue shapes on a blue background, text reads "A Builders' Summer Featuring Imagination Playground's Big Blue Blocks"

Visitors of all ages are welcome to experience Imagination Playground's Big Blue Blocks this summer. The blocks are intended to inspire children to design their own inventions, environments and activities. It is child-directed and open-ended and encourages self-expression through deep, joyful play.

two young boys standing by a castle built of blue blocks

Imagination Playground is different from other playgrounds because it is an "interactive, transformable environment that prompts children to manipulate their environment and create a playspace of their own."

"Kids need to be active on many levels, and they need to exercise their minds as well as their muscles."

Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept designed to encourage child-directed free play.

Benefits Include:

Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Self Expression, Social Skills, Problem Solving, Release, Relaxation, Fine & Gross Motor Skills, Accomplishment, Focus, Determination

Middle aged white man holds a blue block

Imagination Playground was conceived and designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell,
who was inspired by watching his own children play.

Read more about Imagination Playground on their website.

Thank you to the sponsors of this exhibit!

Sierra North Valley Realtors

logo for Chico Builders Association Logo for Valley Contractors Exchange, Inc.

Ed Hoiland
Caroline Aldrich-Langen
Marcia Moore
Modern Building, Inc.
Christie and Gage Chrysler
Alternative Energy Systems, Inc.
Donna Rose Design
Barbara and Guerdon Ely
Brian and Gail Boswell