7.10.2013

It's Raining, It's Pouring, It's Awesome at MoMA


I paid $25 and waited in line for three hours to spend five minutes in the Rain Room. And it was totally worth it.

Now, I'm not going to suggest that this would be worth it for everyone, but it was worth it to me. I brought a book and snacks (of course), which made the wait more tolerable.

If you haven't heard, the Rain Room is an installation by Random International at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is a large room with only one light source. In the center of the room, there is a special ceiling with sensors. Water falls from the ceiling; however, because of the sensors, the the "rain" falls around you instead of directly above you. (And it looks like it's raining glitter.) Many people know what it's like to walk in the rain at night. This is similar. But the concept of walking between the rain drops is just so cool and I fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Hence, I paid $25 and waited in line for three hours to spend five minutes in the thing. 

If you don't have three plus hours to spend waiting in a line, there is an alternative. The line to walk around the exhibit is much much shorter (like 30 minutes). If you're short on time, this is the next best thing.

So if you find yourself in New York between now and July 28, head on over to MoMA and the Rain Room. But remember, bring snacks. Maybe a book, too. Or just make friends with the friendly fellow tourists around you like I did.

And if I can't convince you, I think this adorable video from Nat the Fat Rat will.