Thursday, July 27, 2017

'Hives' at the National Building Museum

We have gone to the summer exhibition at the National Building Museum each year since we moved here.  It's a tradition that the kids look forward to since it changes every summer and it's always something interesting.  This year the exhibition is called "Hives" and it is structures made of thick cardboard tubes. They are painted silver on the outside and a color on the inside so they look shiny from the outside until you walk inside and the color really takes over.  The lighting is well done and there is a sound element to it as well.
The kids enjoyed building their own structures out of cardboard and we visited some of the other exhibits before getting a snack - cookies of course.  We even managed to snag street parking this time around! I've never been able to park on the street in that area - it's so crowded and we usually just end up in the garage.
The kids enjoyed themselves but it wasn't as entertaining as the Icebergs last year or certainly the Beach the year before that!  But really - what can top a million balls in a ball pit???  We are looking forward to seeing what they do next summer!!
Remember - this is a Blue Star Museum! If you are a military family, your admission is extremely discounted for this exhibit and is free during the rest of the year!

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