Penny mini-golfing, 2013

Every year the National Building Museum features a temporary exhibit that corresponds with the summer months. In the past two years they have created incredible indoor mini golf courses, each hole unique and inventive designed by different area architects, designers and builders.

This year they are featuring “The BIG Maze.” The Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum’s historic home. Soaring approximately 18 feet high and measuring 60 feet by 60 feet, the maple plywood structure will boast a series of twists and turns for visitors to weave through and explore. – National Building Museum website, August 2014


After exploring every zig and zag of the maze we made our way to the ongoing “PLAY WORK BUILD” exhibit. Children and adults alike can play with various building blocks including Lincoln logs, small and large foam blocks and even an original virtual block play experience.

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Our visit to the museum coincided with a new summer tradition, the arrival of Jonathan for a week-long visit. To say the two were inseparable is an understatement.


 Lucas: Jonny, I’m going to miss you
Jonathan: I’m going to miss you too Lukey