A Unique Indoor Beach Made From Clear Plastic Balls Installed in the Great Hall of The National Building Museum

The Beach

The creative art/architecture group Snarkitecture has installed “The BEACH“, a monochromatic indoor beach/ball pit in the Great Hall of the National Building Museum (NBM) in Washington, D.C. Created from over 750,000 recyclable plastic balls as an ocean replete accompanying beach chairs set upon the “shoreline”, the installation has been drawing hundreds of people who want to experience the BEACH without the risk of a sunburn.

The National Building Museum presents a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors, an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, the BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls

Tickets are available through the NBM’s admissions page.

Beach Chairs

Beach 2

The Beach at NMB

The Beach Overview

photos by Noah Kalina

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.