WASHINGTON -- The National Building Museum has an a-mazing new attraction. It's a maze, like the corn mazes that appear around Halloween. But this one is made of wood. And it has a modern-looking sloped shape.
"It's a beautiful design," said Cathy Frankel, the museum's vice president for exhibitions and collections. Once you arrive at the center, "there's a reveal of where you came from."
That's because the maze's plywood walls rise 18 feet at the perimeter of the structure but just 3 1/2 feet in the middle.
The Danish architectural company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed the maze, which is under construction in the museum's Great Hall.
The attraction includes a history of mazes, which date to ancient times. The project is a follow-up to the mini-golf attraction that the Building Museum installed for the past two summers.
"Creating these fun experiences are a great way to get new audiences in here," Frankel said.
What: The BIG Maze
Where: The National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.
When: Through Sept. 1. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.