Adventure Science Center to Unveil New Imagination Playground™ Play Equipment System
Awarded by BCBST Health Foundation and KaBOOM
Monday, Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Adventure Science Center (@AdventureSci) unveils its new Imagination Playground™. The innovative play equipment was provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and national non-profit KaBOOM!(@kaboom). Together, they will help Nashville, TN, become more playable, by making it easier for kids to get the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.
Monday, Jan. 23
9:30 to 11 a.m. | Imagination Playground unveiling ceremony
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Open play session with Imagination Playground
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203
Imagination Playground in a Cart™ features a collection of oversized blue foam parts that allows children to build and re-build play structures with their imaginations. It helps develop healthy bodies, resilient and creative minds and social and emotional well-being. Architect David Rockwell designed Imagination Playground to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to physically, mentally and socially active.
“We’re thrilled to bring this new experience to our visitors where they can use their imagination to come up with endless possibilities for fun while exploring engineering fundamentals,” said Tina Brown, Interim CEO. “For visitors who aren’t too sure on where they can begin, we’ll have ‘build cards’ for a variety of challenges. We encourage learning through play at Adventure Science Center, and that’s exactly what the Imagination Playground will help our visitors do.”
The playground is the sixth Imagination Playground Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation has donated in conjunction with KaBOOM!. Through this partnership, more kids will have the play-filled childhood they deserve. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation supports KaBOOM! in ensuring that all kids get the balanced and active play they need to thrive.
- Imagination Playground unveiling ceremony
- Before and after shots of the unveiling
- Children playing with Imagination Playground
About Adventure Science Center
For over 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. www.adventuresci.org
Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc. (THF) was established in December, 2003 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. THF awards grants focused on high-impact initiatives across the state, which promote healthy lifestyle choices and help control health care costs for all Tennessee residents. Working with civic and economic partners, THF is dedicated to the support of research, innovative programs and creative approaches to improve the health and quality of life of Tennesseans for generations to come.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.5 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters: visit www.kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.