Summer in the city isn't complete without a rooftop soiree, and now lil' New Yorkers can embrace the trend.
One of our favorite kids' museums is taking the fun to new heights with an epic interactive playscape, just in time for the sunny season. Make your way to the Brooklyn Children's Museum's roof to let little patrons scale the 1,800 jungle gym titled NEST (ideal for ages 2–8).
Tri-Lox, a design and fabrication practice, decided to recreate baya weaver birds' nests for NYC kiddos. Needless to say, the awe-inspiring attraction will climb to the top of your outdoor activities bucket list.
“In exploring the museum’s educational collection, we came upon a series of incredible bird nests and let them inspire our design,” said Alexander Bender, co-founder and managing partner of Tri-Lox. "This concept was
then transformed into a climbable playscape that retains the natural materiality of the nest and tells a story of an
iconic design within our vertical urban habitat."
In true Brooklyn fashion, NEST pays homage to Gotham's past, as it is made from reclaimed NYC water towers. The new go-to summer spot also fosters a creative way of playing thanks to its circular hammock area and permeable interior. Chances are high that kiddos will climb for hours on end.
“We were especially proud to work on this project with Tri-Lox," said Stephanie Wilchfort, president and CEO at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. "This sculpture has deep roots in our Brooklyn identity and community, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing it with our Brooklyn kids."
As you map out those summer day trips, make sure NEST finds a spot on your list.