Going To “The Beach” That Has No Water at the National Building Museum
The National Building Museum has one of the more fascinating exhibits I’ve seen. It’s called The Beach, but there’s no water. Instead, it’s 10,000 square feet of space filled with one million recyclable translucent plastic balls.
When we first got there, there was a line. And I hate lines. Apparently, Najwa does, too, so while I stood in line, inching one step at a time closer to the entrance, Najwa got to play.
Finally, we made it. Though the time it took is shorter than driving to the ocean, it sure felt like it. For me anyway. And when we finally entered The Beach, it became obvious why it took so long. It was crowded!
Like a pool at a resort near the beach, this one also had a shallow and deep end. Though it wasn’t water, Najwa wasn’t interested in jumping into the deep end. She’s still short and weather your head is beneath the water or buried in a few thousand balls, it’s not fun.
It was time to take a break, so we headed upstairs where Najwa likes the Play Work Build play area.
Who’d’ve thought you could go to the beach without leaving the nation’s capital? It was fun. Sure wish this was an annual event.