One Monday evening after work recently, I was transported to a pink, sugary, joyful world at the Museum of Ice Cream. I had been meaning to go for a couple of months but was waiting until the lines simmered down a little. It was the perfect after work treat and the perfect time to go.
In short, the museum is a display of the prettiest, happiest, colorful, cutest little rooms. Treats are served up in most rooms and one is as tasty as the other. There are four museums around the US in San Francisco, New York, Miami & LA. San Francisco is the only permanent museum. The Museum is founded on the premise that ice cream is a universal symbol of joy. I had never thought about it before, but no moment in my life have I ever ate ice cream and not felt happiness.
The museum starts off with a pool full of sprinkles which you can pop yourself into. It was just what was needed on a Monday evening! The museum is laid out in a walk-able format so you don’t even need to think about where to go as you nibble on your sweet treats. The path is paved from room to room. Each room is brighter than the other with treats such as cherry candy floss, soft whipped lemonade ice cream, mochi balls & more. The rooms are so varied and bright so definitely leave lots of time to enjoy and get completely lost in the colorful happiness. One of my favorite rooms was Marye’s diner where there was a Duke Box with the best songs, everything was bright pink and we got the most amazing ice cream. There is also an amazingly colorful room with a unicorn that you can pop onto amidst a rainbow backdrop. Everyone needs to sit on a unicorn at some point while eating ice cream. I don’t want to ruin the surprise of every room so will stop right there!
The museum suggests allowing 1 hour or so for the experience. We spent 1.5 hours in the museum and there was no lining up for anything as it was quiet so I would recommend allowing 1.5 hours to completely relax and take your time. I definitely would avoid going during the weekend if possible and try an evening or during the day during the week. There is a gift shop when you are finished touring the museum where you can buy pints of ice cream and all sorts of ice cream merchandise. Tickets cost $38 each and for groups of ten or students, there is a discount available. You can find out more at the Museum of Ice Creams website HERE. I highly recommend this museum for a fun museum with a difference.
Enjoy the sugar rush & the colorfulness of the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco, New York, LA or Miami! I have included lots of photos of the rooms at The Museum of Ice Cream but there will be plenty more surprises when you are there.
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