Out & About L.A. : The Rain Room @ LACMA


I first heard about Random International’s Rain Room installation when one of my favorite bloggers visited the installation at MOMA in New York. That was two years ago.

If you don’t know what the Rain Room is, let me describe it. It is a interactive exhibit, where you walk into a dark room (with a spotlight) where you have the opportunity to walk through the installation of constantly falling water without getting wet. It is so cool!! Mostly because us SoCal peeps rarely see rain in nature. Not sure if this would be such a huge hit in Portland, Oregon.

My chance finally came about two months ago when I heard on my local NPR station, KPCC review this amazing interactive exhibit, unfortunately I was like the last person to find out about the installation arriving in Los Angeles because when I finally got to my computer to buy tickets the general admission non-member tickets were sold out. Sad face.

Luckily, you can sign up for email alerts to find out when more tickets get released or in my case, find out when the museum has extended their holiday hours and jump at the chance to purchase tickets. I ended up getting mine for New Year’s Eve in the evening… Best last-of-the-year outing! I grabbed my friend L for early NYE drinks at Stark’s Bar (I recommend the Oaxacan Old Fashion) and then headed over to the installation.

from the entrance, the space overview as first person walks in
as long as you walked slowly through the space you don’t get wet
looking up
standing in the “rain”
my friend, L the ballerina


the docent said, “don’t run through the exhibit”… so what did i do? but i figured out why you shouldn’t run
so much for my blow out :-/


It was so much fun! One of the best experiences in a museum I’ve had in a long time. Have you been to the Rain Room? Did you love it as much as I did?

The exhibition runs through March 6 @ LACMA’s Broad Contemporary Art Museum, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036. Advanced tickets needed.


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