Museum of Ice Cream-DTLA (Seasonal)
What: Museum of Ice Cream
For: All Ages
Ethan and I went to this Instagram-worthy museum last year. It’s a pop-up museum that makes its way around New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Last year, they extended their dates into Los Angeles so that more guests can come enjoy the experience. I had to jump on the website the minute ticket sales were opened to the public, and even then there was limited space available. Next time it’s in LA, I highly suggest that families check it out for the pure joy of unlimited ice cream themed rooms.
The Museum of Ice Cream is by reservation only. This means that if you walk up, you’ll unfortunately be turned away. In Los Angeles, there was a waiting area next to the (bright pink!) Museum. The waiting area contained benches and ice-cream themed yard games. There was also Top 40 music playing. It felt as if we were at a yard party. When your reservation time comes up, there is a tour guide that leads you to the front of the museum to give you the rules about the museum and lets guests in groups of about 20.
Without giving too much away about the museum, let’s just say it’s a photographer’s dream. Bright colors line the themed walls that have different types of ice cream. Every room had attendants that gave out different flavors of ice cream (and candy!).
My favorite was the sprinkle pool! Although the sprinkles were made out of plastic, it was so fun to jump into the pool. Fair warning: we were finding sprinkles over a week after we visited the Museum of Ice Cream. Although we went the first time as a couple, I am definitely taking the kids with us next time the Museum is in Los Angeles.
Surprisingly, everyone that came here dressed up. I can only guess that it’s for the Instagram photos. The girls looked like they came from an Instagram Model convention. The kids were the cutest to watch. They were overwhelmed with the amount of ice cream they were given (can anyone say sugar high?!) and ice-cream themed rooms that they walked through.
I didn’t look for any coupons for the Museum of Ice Cream because I knew how quickly it sold out. We weren’t able to get in during the original dates, so I set a timer on my phone to buy tickets as soon as they went on sale. Tickets for two people were $62.50. Although it’s a little on the pricey side, I think the experience was worth it. At the end of the museum there is a little gift shop. Also, private tastings are available for a much higher fee.
Museum of Ice Cream Information
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