Have you checked out the BIG maze at the National Building Museum yet? I dropped by over the long July 4th weekend to see the new playful indoor installation – and learned the difference about mazes and labyrinths in the process (labyrinths only have one path apparently…).
The BIG maze is the first large scale installation in the National Building Museum since Frank Gehry was commissioned by the SMWIA to build a metal structure for their 100th anniversary back in 1988. And it’s not actually that big. BIG stands for Bjarke Ingels Group, a Danish architect firm, and the maze serves as a preview for amBIGuity, an exhibition of the firm’s work that will open in October. And while I kind of miss the mini-golf, it’s still fun to try and find your way out of the 61 feet by 61 feet plywood maze before getting some BBQ at the Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue pop-up right outside.
The BIG Maze is open Monday through Saturday, 10AM–5PM, and Sunday, 11AM–5PM, July 4 through September 1, 2014. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for children, and include access to all of the museum’s exhibits. Additionally, for grown ups, there are a couple of late-night options when the maze is open until 9PM on July 31, August 7, 14, 21 and 28.