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Rain Room Will Return To LACMA In May

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If you haven't had your chance to check out Rain Room at LACMA, you have another shot! The popular LACMA installation, which has long been slated to close this month, will return for a limited engagement starting in May. Rain Room will close on Sunday, April 24 for conservation efforts, according to a release from LACMA. It will reopen on Thursday, May 19 through Tuesday, July 12. Tickets went on sale this morning at 10 a.m., and you can buy them online here. You can also get them from the LACMA Ticket Office starting Thursday, April 21 during museum hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Friday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The museum is closed on Wednesdays. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.

Rain Room is an installation from London-based Random International that allows guests to walk through a dark, 2,500-square-foot space full of falling water that stimulates a relaxing downpour. However, sensors adjust the 'rain' when they sense someone is present, so you stay dry as though you have own personal, intangible umbrella—assuming you don't move too quickly.

Related: Photos & Video: Inside The Magical Rain Room At LACMA