The Power of Play

Long live playfulness and curiosity!

The Power of Play

Play is natural and necessary for people’s welfare. Through play, we get to know our world, ourselves, and each other. Play is the seed of our culture and the foundation of a happy life.

We learn to play by playing, and we should maintain this skill throughout our lives.

In the Pavilion of Play, we have planted different kinds of play that sprout and thrive from studying the science of play. There are five varieties of play in the Pavilion:

  • Silliness
  • Creativity
  • Adventure and exploration
  • Daring
  • Caring

These make the diversity and variety of play tangible.

You can explore your own attitude towards play in the Pavilion of Play. What games excite me? At what kind of play do I shine? When we play together, we allow our imagination to create new things and nourish us. Failing is also allowed in the Pavilion of Play – no need to take yourself seriously.

The content of the exhibition was designed in extensive collaboration with early childhood education professionals, and experts and researchers focusing on play and environments for play.

Enjoy yourselves playing!

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Power of play

Technical features

  • Size 600 m2
  • Interactive exhibits 24
  • Exhibit height 2.8 m
  • Designed for three to four languages
  • Available for travelling in early 2025 
  • Educational material for schools