D.C. summers are famous for their sweltering humidity, and even the most avid golfers can be tempted to hang up their clubs and stay inside during the warmer months. But starting July 4, the National Building Museum (401 F St. NW) has the perfect way to beat the heat: air-conditioned, indoor mini-golf.
Designed by some of the top architects in the region, the museum’s 12-hole course will be full of dynamic, building-related themes. In addition to custom-designed holes, the course will be dotted with items from the museum’s collection, including toy windmills from the Architectural Toy Collection. The length of the course will also be covered by a mural inspired by the museum’s postcard collection.
The course will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It will also host two late nights on July 26 and August 23, when it will close at 9 p.m. The course costs $5 per round per person, or $3 with the purchase of a museum exhibition ticket, and will be available to play until Labor Day.