KIDSPORT at Pittsburgh International Airport

As part of an overall renovation of the Pittsburgh International Airport, we collaborated with Allegheny County Airport Authority to redesign KIDSPORT, a 2,100 square foot interactive children's play area in Concourse C.  KIDSPORT, originally opened in the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in March of 1983, was the first play place of its kind. 33 years later, we added interactive components and art to make it a favorite destination for families once again. The renovations, executed by more than 100 airport workers, was a community effort. “Bringing more of the region’s rich arts and cultural scene and featuring our regional assets here is important,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

As part of our partnership is to update the experiences periodically, assisting with the overall planning and art direction of the space.  Featured exhibits include a set of three Balance See-Saws and a pair of merry-go-cycles. and framed artworks from the Museum’s collection. In 2019, we added new elements from our traveling exhibition Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood : A Grr-ffic Exhibit. With our partners at The Fred Rogers’ Company, we created a custom display that features a video wall and artifact display case, as well as a version of the clock from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, new versions of the Post Office, Music Shop and School.

Anne Fullenkamp