Road Trip Alert: “Ocean” of 1 Million Plastic Balls in DC Museum

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Photo via the Washingtonian
Photo via the Washingtonian

The beach is great–except for all the sand, sunburns, and shark attacks. You risk none of those things if you instead take the MARC train to DC to visit the National Building Museum‘s “beach” this summer. That’s because the ocean in question is actually made of 1 million clear plastic balls–you know, like the ball pits that little kids play in, except way more adult, and way huger. Seriously: it’s so deep that you can’t even touch the bottom.

The beach, which was created by experimental design collective Snarkitecture, also includes beach chairs, paddleball and a snack bar, for the full faux-ocean experience. On Wednesday evenings, the museum will host beach-y events with alcohol.

This one definitely sounds worth a visit.

 



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