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Here’s a Time-Lapse Video of the Building Museum’s “Beach”

Photograph by Lauren Joseph.

It didn’t take long for a preview of the National Building Museum’s new “Beach” exhibit to become one of Washingtonian‘s most instantly successful posts, presumably because everyone is excited by the prospect of bouncing around a giant ball pit for adults. But in case you haven’t had your fill of “The Beach,” the museum has released a time-lapse video of the exhibit’s construction, filling with 1 million polyethylene balls, and opening day.

The exhibit runs through September 7; open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday to Saturday, and 11 AM to 5 PM Sunday. Admission $5-16.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.