Traveling kids now have a place to play at Lambert-St. Louis Airport. The airport and The Magic House unveiled the St. Louis International Play Port today.
Created by The Magic House, the transportation-themed children's play space takes up 1,500 square feet in Concourse C. The exhibit features a mini airport, where children can play the role of airport workers, a kid-sized plane, an air traffic control tower with a slide, car rental counters, a luggage conveyor belt and an airport screening area with a pretend X-ray machine. The exhibit also has a car, a truck, a van and a train.
The Magic House's children's exhibit at the airport took off in large part due to the strong showing of community support for the idea through RallySTL.org, a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform where consumers submit, vote for, and help fund ideas that drive progress in greater St. Louis.
"It was gratifying to see the community rally around the idea of an interactive play and learning space at the airport, and we were honored to be asked to create it," said Beth Fitzgerald, President of The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum. "St. Louis is such a family-oriented city, and we wanted to design an exhibit that would make a positive first impression on families traveling through our airport."