Has everyone heard about the Rain Room by now? I have never experienced such a hyped art installation. Conceived by a group called Random International, the Rain Room is a sensory art installation that just landed in Los Angeles with a lot of word of mouth and media buzz. To sum up the rain room, you walk into a room and it’s pouring rain; as you walk through the room the rain continues all around you but you don’t get wet (in theory).
Rain is exciting to us Southern Californians, we don’t see it a lot. Leo is fascinated by rain. He gets excited by the “rivers” that flow down our street when it’s raining and has already asked for new rain boots for the holidays. Rain is a big deal! I figured that he would love the Rain Room and purchased tickets the instant they went on sale.
The Rain room is completely black and illuminated by one very strong light that makes the rain look really stunning and your photos Instagram ready. Leo had a great time because this was his first chance to run around in the rain and I thought it was pretty cool too. I am glad we checked it out but I wish I had a little more info before we went. So to everyone who is planning a trip: here’s what you need to know if you are going to take a little ones to the RAIN ROOM.
- Kids under two have to be carried, if you have a feisty one year old (like my little Lucy) they should probably stay home.
- You will be in the room with at group of about 12-15 other people.
- Per the guard, the installation only “recognizes” 8 people… so if you are bad at counting like I am and you’re the 9th person to walk in, you’re wet.
- There is no running around in the rain room, or fast walking, or even really average pace walking or you will get wet.
- Just in case your child doesn’t understand walking slowly or counting to eight… bring extra clothes, shoes and socks and a plastic bag for soaked clothing (but leave them in your car because you can’t bring large bags in the rain room)
- If you plan on seeing other attractions at the museum, check them out before you hit the rain room just in case any of the above happen to you.
Here are a few snaps form our visit, starting with the initial excitement…
…ending with total wetness.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend.