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Washington's 'Indoor Beach' Prepares to Close

One of Washington, D.C.'s most popular summer playgrounds — the National Building Museum's "Indoor Beach" — is closing this week after a two-month run that saw tens of thousands of people play in a giant pit packed with about three quarters of a million translucent plastic balls. The so-called indoor ocean drew long lines of tourists and others since opening July 4. It has since hosted parties, countless family outings and at least one wedding. On a recent visit, weary...

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