LACMA's Rain Room keeps visitors dry as they walk through downpour

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The newest art installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features a downpour people can walk through that doesn't get them wet. (KABC)

The newest art installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features a downpour people can walk through that doesn't get them wet.

The Rain Room blends science and technology to create an art experience. Sensors stop the rain around visitors as they slowly walk through it.

It only uses 528 gallons of water, which is recycled through the room with little evaporation. The water is also filtered and will be inspected daily. The installation is the work of Random International, a London-based studio for contemporary art.

The exhibit first opened in London three years ago, then headed to New York - but neither audience may have appreciated the rain experience like drought-stricken Southern Californians might.

The trick to staying dry is letting the technology slowly lead you through the space. Photo taking and social media posting are highly encouraged by using #RainRoom.

It opens Sunday, but the first days are sold out. It runs through March 6.

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