LHSA+DP recently completed a new aviation-themed interactive playspace for JetBlue airlines. The interactive play space at JFK’s Terminal 5 is designed to delight and educate children from age 2 to 12 with hands-on and digital activities, keeping them engaged and entertained while waiting to board their flights.
Immersive environments allow kids to experience some roles of the airline crew and airport staff. In the “airplane cockpit,” the cockpit simulator puts them in the pilot’s seat to safely fly a plane. In the airplane “cabin,” low-tech interactive pathfinders cater to the toddler set and promote the development of fine motor skills. Nearby, a large airline route map lets them “fly” planes around a map of the United States.
Kids can test their memory at a digital Concentration-style game, in which they are shown images of landmarks from different JetBlue destinations and then challenged to find them on a colorful animated map. An illustrated, graphic timeline along the “runway” highlights key events in aviation history. Caregivers and kids needing a little quiet time can curl up in the reading nook.
Photographs by Jonathan Wallen
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