play lab

creates resources and installations to support playful caregiving, with a focus on open-ended materials. Childhood only happens once.


Play Lab is a project that began in 2013 in Bellingham, Washington, with a series of pop-up play installations hosted by community organizations. Play Lab focuses on creative, open-ended materials for play and creates opportunities for children to follow their interests, questions, and ideas using everyday objects.

Learn more about how you can play + learn with us here.

play with us

educators discussing loose parts

Interested in the Play Lab approach to designing space and curating materials? Contact us about a workshop for your school, museum, or other playful environment. Workshops can be in-person (best) or virtual (still very engaging!)

Pop-Up Play Installations
Play Lab creates pop-up play installations for community events, helping you engage children and families with interesting materials for immersive play. Let us know if you want to host us at your event!

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