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DCA Opens Children’s Play Space

The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) and the National Children’s Museum have teamed up to create the Curiosity Runway children’s playspace for families traveling with children through Reagan National Airport (DCA). The space is sponsored by Boeing.

Located just after the airport’s North Security Checkpoint between the C and D Gates, Curiosity Runway is a dedicated, comfortable area where young children can safely play, learn, and explore. Caregivers will have access to seating and charging stations along the exterior of the playspace.

Curiosity Runway features include the Paper Airplane Climber, a multi-level climbing platform modeled after a paper airplane, the Jetsetter Slide, the Cruising Altitude Cloud Crawler for toddlers, and the “I Spy” Observation Deck, which features views of the tarmac and airfield.

“As more families visit our airports, we need to make sure we’re making their experience a good one,” said Jack Potter, MWAA president and CEO. “Curiosity Runway gives children a place to play, which could also lead to more comfortable travel experiences for all passengers.”

Boeing and the National Children’s Museum partnered to incorporate signage throughout that highlights career opportunities in the aerospace industry and prompts play activities that build vocabulary and early skill building.