Chermayeff & Geismar

Practice Area


New York Hall of Science, NYC Hall of Science, NYC Department of Design & Construction


Project Vision

Kidpower! A Science Playground

Kidpower! is an interactive science playground constructed on the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. As a 40,000 square-foot exterior playground, it features slides, ramps and stairs to link the public plaza of the renovated 1964 World’s Fair pavilion with the entrance, cafeteria and shop. Trees, grass hills, paving and playscape provide the museum with vital outdoor relaxation and activity space.


Project Details
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Design Team

Keith Helmetag, Ivan Chermayeff, Jonathan Alger, Michael Mensch Consultants: BSK/K Architects, Weintraub Landscape Architects, Jane Clark Chermayeff (programming)

Design Firm

Chermayeff & Geismar


Stonewall Construction, Ariston