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Check Out D.C.'s Biggest Ball Pit Under Construction Right Now


Starting July 4, you'll be able to go to the beach in Washington, D.C. with no sunscreen required. The National Building Museum is creating a new exhibit with design firm Snarkitecture that will fill a 10,000-square-foot space with an "ocean" of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. To see how much progress is being made to the installation, check out the Earth Cam here. Some of the highlights to this installation include that it will have beach chairs and umbrellas, a mirrored wall to make the ball pit appear endless, and a concession stand operated through a partnership with Union Kitchen. If you miss the opening of the installation, don't worry because you'll be able to enjoy the comforts of the beach until September 7.
· Snarkitecture [Official Website]
· Snarkitecture [Instagram]
· The BEACH [National Building Museum]
· National Building Museum to Create a Giant Ball Pit Because Why Not [Curbed DC]
· Here's a Time Lapse Video of The BIG Maze's Construction [Curbed DC]

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