Planet Play is a multiple-story, fully immersive play experience for kids that was launched at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Jan. 1, 2021.
Designed for space adventurers ages 2 through 12, Planet Play is an indoor experiential play space where children play on the planets. As children explore the extraordinary adventure of space, parents can enjoy a wine, beer and coffee bar while watching their little ones learn about the cosmos.
“How do we bring the adventure of space to earth?” That question was our vision for this project.
After talking to the chief operating officer at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Therrin Protze, the design team at Soft Play® realized we had an opportunity to educate kids about space exploration technologies in a playful, stimulating environment.
The Kennedy Space Center play area sparks a younger generation’s interest in interplanetary travel and space exploration. Young explorers — as well as their parents — are able to play among the replicas of planets in our solar system and learn fun facts about space.
How do we design and implement a true-to-life play experience that excites young minds about space in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and functional?
Soft Play was able to deliver a Kennedy Space Center play area featuring interactive video games, a climbing wall, multiple climbing towers, slides and the following:
Our results were sensational, and we were pleased about the project upon completion.
Numerous artistic components and interactive gaming opportunities were designed to create an unforgettable learning experience for kids. Small visitors to the Kennedy Space Center will be exposed to artistic components and interactive gaming to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Kids have the opportunity to: