WhatBox is a small company that makes BIG fun.
We deliver and facilitate adventure playgrounds for any and all communities, existing anywhere from a day to a week to a month.
As a pop-up experience, WhatBox meets the educational and recreational needs provided by adventure playgrounds but in a contemporary setting that requires utmost flexibility.
WhatBox in the news
Meet the WhatBox Team
We are a team of creative professionals with diverse skills and talents who are passionate about supporting playful learning adventures for adults and young people.
Mike is an anthropologist with 20 years of experience in creating, delivering, and sustaining programs in experiential education. As founder of WhatBox, Mike draws on his background as executive director of an outdoor education foundation, teacher, exhibit- and makerspace-developer and community-organizer.
“Play is mess-essary.”
– Mike Sullivan
Mike is also available for workshops, presentations, and lectures.
Sigrid Hyldegaard Djernæs
CounterPlay, Kolding Design School
Not Back To School Camp, Agile Learning Centers, Nilsen Museum
MIT, LEGO Foundation, Aarhus University
Keingart: space activators
Dokk1, Coding Pirates, Internet Week Denmark, Digital Lead
LEGO House, Røde Kors
"HE REALLY ENJOYED THE BUILDING TIME TODAY. THANKS FOR BEING SO SUPPORTIVE. HE WOULD LIKE TO COME TOMORROW AGAIN :)"
"WE GOT TO BUILD THE PLAYGROUND AND WE GOT TO DESIGN THE STUFF."
"THE ADULTS COME WITH ADVICE AND HELP, BUT IT IS THE CHILDREN THAT DECIDE AND MAKE THEIR PROJECT A REALITY."
We take care of each other
We take care of the tools
We take care of the space
Fill out the box with any feedback or questions. Our team is able to adapt WhatBox programs and events to your own community interests and needs.