Thursday, July 3, 2014

MAZE is coming to NBM

The National Building Museum wants visitors to get lost in a new installation in the museum's Great Hall this summer.
On Friday, the museum is unveiling a large-scale maze with a series of twists and turns for visitors to navigate to find a big reveal at the center. The maze stands 18 feet high and measures 60 feet by 60 feet around.
The maze is designed by Danish architectural firm BIG-Bjarke Ingles Group. Unlike a traditional maze that becomes more convoluted at the center, the designers say this maze is different. As a visitor travels deeper into the maze, the path brings more clarity. On the inside, the walls slowly descend toward the center.
Organizers say this is the first large-scale building installation inside the National Building Museum since 1988.
The attraction will run from July 4 until Sept. 1.
Tickets are only available in person and cost $16 per adult, and $13 for children but lower prices do apply for museum members. Find out more information, including late nights and special pre-opening "buildout tours," at the museum's website.