Tuesday, September 8, 2015


A few weeks ago, we went to The BEACH, an interactive architectural installation (a.k.a. a huge ball pit) at The National Building Museum, and it was so much fun! The walls, flooring, and furniture were all stark white, and the back wall was mirrored to make it look as if the monochromatic seascape stretched on forever. As for the ocean, it was made up of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. (Those balls are now being moved to another location to be repurposed as some sort of art installation. I can't wait to see what that's going to look like.)

Some people were hesitant to get their feet wet. :)

Others just dove right in.

There were plenty of beach chairs to relax in if you didn't feel like going for a swim. Peter and I spent a good amount of time here, just listening to the squeals of laughter and hanging out.

It's hard to show the scale of it, especially with this many people inside, but it was 10,000 square feet...that's a lot of feet! You can get a better idea of the size (and see photos much better than mine) in this flickr album.

Kids obviously went mental over the whole thing, but it was a lot of fun for adults too.

You might remember that NBM put on The BIG Maze last summer, and I think they may have topped that exhibit with this one. It was just so cool and futuristic looking. I can't wait to see what they do next year!