I’ve mentioned this before, and I’ll say it again: there is never a lack of interesting exhibits or new things to do in Washington, D.C. This past weekend, I met up with Josie of Hello Silhouette and we explored the Fun House exhibit at the National Building Museum.
Being my first time at the museum, I was immediately struck by the grandeur and beauty of the spacious building. You would think that I would get over the surprise of gorgeous architecture by now as the city is full of it. I really do wish that I had gotten more time to explore the rest of the museum, but that just means that I need to schedule another visit!
…but back to the exhibit. The Fun House debuted on July 4th and will remain in the museum until September 3, 2018. Designed by Snarkitecture, the exhibit is made to resemble a home, equipped with both a front and a backyard.
The reinterpretation of the everyday objects makes for a stunning display. My favorite feature is the monochromatic design. The exhibit is entirely white!
What exactly is there to do at the Fun House? Have fun of course!! The exhibit is super kid-friendly and includes attractions such as a ping-pong table, basketball hoop, and marble tracks.
Can’t forget about the massive pool in the “backyard” filled with balls made of recycled plastic (there is also a baby pool for some of the smaller kiddos)! Ok, if you watched my instastory from that day, then you already know my story about the ball pit. Long story short: it was much harder than it looked and I basically almost died. True Story. Ok…exaggerated story, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I felt a little bit of panic as I sank further and further into the sea of balls while struggling to get back up. Disclaimer: for the average person, the ball pit is minimally taxing. Kids were jumping all over the place with only the occasional “Mommy!! Help!” I just didn’t expect It to be so much work. All that to say you should definitely try it out!! But if I were to get in again, I would hug the wall a little more.
The photo quality on this one is a little shaky, but can you see my concern? Haha
If you happen to live in the area or plan to be in the city before September 3rd, you should definitely add the National Building Museum to your visit list! It’s a great way to fill an afternoon and entertain children and adults alike.
Check back for more adventures in the city and beyond!