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A Giant Beach-Themed Ball Pit Is The Only Thing You Need Right Now

Now, you can have all of the perks of the beach without having to go outside, get wet, deal with sand or worry about the sun.

The National Building Museum in Washington, DC wants you to take a dive in its indoor plastic ball exhibit, ironically called The BEACH.

The pseudo waterfront opened on July 4, and it will run until September 7.

The project was designed by Snarkitecture, a design firm which said,

[It] is a collaborative and experimental practice operating in territories between art and architecture.

In a press conference, Snarkitecture cofounder Alex Mustonen said,

We wanted to create something that was very widely accessible for citizens and visitors to be able to come out here and spend an afternoon or weekend hanging out on the beach indoors.

If you're a germaphobe, rest assured the balls are treated with an anti-bacterial coating and are cleaned every night.

#TheBeachDC by @snarkitecture at @nationalbuildingmuseum http://t.co/NlGGCPDw5t pic.twitter.com/91acA4YcVd — Deane Madsen (@deane_madsen) July 2, 2015

Admission to the museum is $16 for adults and $13 children or, if you're a museum member, $10 for adults and $5 for children.

On Wednesday nights, The BEACH even stays open late for “adult swim time.”

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This exhibit was literally made for people who have GoPro head straps.

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Citations: Huge beachthemed ball pit will make you jealous youre not in DC right now (Mashable)