The Museum of Ice Cream is unlike any other experience I have ever had, it combines art and your taste buds in an interactive museum and exhibit. You go from room to room interacting with the art and tasting different ice cream and candy treats. I’m sure you’ve seen the photos on instagram – the most famous being people swimming in a pool of sprinkles… which includes celebs like Katie Perry and Beyonce… and I have a ton of instagram pics too! So, let me take you on a little tour of my photos…
When you arrive you stand in a pink line in the shade – with actually extremely nice and friendly hosts that make the wait extremely pleasant.
Starting with the first room which features a candy wall out of Willy Wonka and includes a Dove Chocolate Treat.
you enter a “that pink door” replica to enter a room of phones that when you pick up a pink receiver you hear a message…
You go through another “that pink door” to find a wall reminiscent of the Beverly Hilton Wallpaper (but in pink)
In this room you are treated to one of several local ice cream vendors serving delicious free (well, it’s included in your ticket – not really free) scoops of deliciousness – the day I was there we were treated to Salted Caramel from Salt & Straw (based out of Portland with several LA locations including Studio City, Larchmont, and Abbot Kinney)
This room also has a pink stripe wall and a Venice Sign & Hollywood Sign (with a MOIC theme)
after this room you come upon a banana wallpaper room (again outta willy wonka dreams – but in a warhol style) the wallpaper smells like bananas — i wish they gave you a banana split in this room!
This room also features 2 swings – a pink one and a yellow one
After that you enter another room filled with Bananas… this time floating in the air
and as you exit that room there are walls of ice cream cone…
which leads you into one of my favorite rooms – the mint chocolate chip room – here they gave out mint chocolate chip mochie (I’ve never spelled that before is it moche? – the Japanese rice flour balls but with ice cream centers) – and they had tons of chocolate mint plants and mint plants that were growing in beds of cacao chips… and you could help water them…
after this – Lulu needed a diaper change – so we changed her in the mint room (they only have 1 bathroom in the place and it’s at the end of the museum and you are not allowed to go back to any rooms you have already walked through – so we didn’t have much of a choice then to just pull over in a corner – throw down a blanket and a changing pad and go to work) and as we walked into the next room – the citrus / sherbert room she decided she definitely needed a bottle so, all my photos in this room feature Lulu eating!
After that room you are in a very vanilla hallway – where everything is white – and was probably my least favorite room so i took no pictures in it.
but that lead into the gummy bear room – which has fun dance music – huge gummy bears and gummy bears to eat!
from there you travel to a room of huge popsicles…
then onto a room with black ice cream cones flung out at the walls of a white room
and charcoal cookie dough treats in a cone… (not my favorite)
and finally to the sprinkle pool! You only are allowed 5 minutes in this room – which is the only room you have a time limit in.
your final trip take you past the bathrooms… and into a warehouse space with exposed brick – you are treated to vanilla ice cream served between 2 pink pancakes – there is another swing this time shaped like an ice cream sandwich… also there is pink ping pong to play and a neon mueseum of ice cream sign and a shop where you can buy ice cream clothing, accessories, untensils, and of course your own sprinkles to take home.
The museum cost about $30 to get in and it is a timed ticket — tickets sell out within an hour and is quite similar to getting comic con tickets (you are in a waiting room online up to 45 min before you can purchase) – there customer service is pretty poor – i tried to get tickets with friends but I got in the purchase screen first so by the time they got in they couldnt get tickets the same day as me – and when I tried to contact them about switching my tickets they never responded – all that being said – Lulu and I had a nice experience made a few friends on our journey (how we got such great photos since we went alone) – and will be returning in September because we were able to score tickets with our friends (thanks to Camille). It’s currently sold out however, they have extended the run several times so you never know they may extend it again it is currently in Los Angeles through October and before that was previously in New York City.
The saddest part of the day was eating a pancake ice cream sandwich when it dawned on me that I was standing in the room that used to be Black Milk Clothing’s US Headquarters and Store…
Oh, I suggest not using the valet parking – they ran out my battery on my car (and then tried to blame it on me – even though it had worked fine on the way there and has ran fine since — and tried to argue with me as I was standing in 100+ degree weather with a tiny infant. That was the worst part of the whole experience.
I wore the Record Store Date A-Line Dress in Forest from Mod Cloth made by Sunny Girl https://www.modcloth.com/style-gallery/users/86686/photos
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