Step into the atrium of the National Building Museum and you will immediately feel like you are underwater in a glacial sea.
The new exhibit, called ICEBERGS, comes to the museum as part of its annual Summer Block Party series and will remain open through Sept. 5. Learn how design can transform lives as you explore this cool masterpiece.
A 20-foot high screen splits the space to create a water line so that visitors below feel submerged.
Kids can go over an undersea bridge or slide down an ice chute.
See the exhibit from above in a viewing area inside the tallest iceberg, which reaches 56 feet to the third story of the museum.
You can even try Japanese shaved ice for a refreshing treat.
After chilling in the ICEBERGS exhibit, be sure to take the younger kids to the Building Zone, designed for ages 2-6 where children can build towers, drive play trucks in the Construction Zone, and wear a hard hat, tool belt and goggles.
Admission to the museum includes ICEBERGS and costs $16 for adults and $13 for children, students and seniors.
For more information, visit the National Building Museum website.
For other fun ways to cool off, check out our list of four cool ways to beat the heat this summer.
For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer page for daily family activities and our daily calendar of events.