Keep kids happy at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport by visiting the Children’s Museum of Chicago’s playground called “Kids on the Fly”, located near Gate F1 in Terminal 2. The aviation-themed exhibit features a cargo plane that needs fueling; a cockpit in a fantasy helicopter; a luggage station and an air traffic control tower. Another exhibit, located in Terminal 2, is dedicated to the memory of WWII hero Lt. Commander Edward“Butch” O’Hare, showcasing a restored F3F-4 fighter plane. In Terminal 1 children can gaze at the life-size Brachiosaurus skeleton.
Families at the San Francisco International Airport can visit the Commission Aviation Library & Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum in the International Terminal’s Main Hall. The Exploratorium of San Francisco has designed a weather-themed play area featuring crawling equipment and a Plasma Wall—a display of colorful arcs that jump around when activated by sound. SFO Kids’ Spot is located after passing through security in Terminal 3;.Terminal 1 features three different aquariums.
Boston Logan International offers two Kidports. Terminal C features a playground designed by the Children’s Museum of Boston with a baggage-claim slide, a climb-worthy airplane and window display area. The second Kidport in the satellite building of Terminal A featured with replica of the air traffic control tower, slides and climbing structures.
Dallas International boasts three Junior Flyer Clubs with large play areas. One sits in Terminal B by Gate 12 and offers an indoor runway; an airplane; a car and a traffic control tower for kids to climb. International Terminal D presents two other indoor playgrounds complete a playscape and games.
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport features a huge unsupervised kids’ play area in Terminal D which has play structures and an interactive control tower. The airport is also home to some cool vintage planes, which will garner the attention of kids interested in aviation.
The GO Group serves all the airports in the cities above.