Museum of Ice Cream: An Honest Review

“Remember those crazy ideas you dreamed up as a kid? The Museum of Ice Cream is the place where ideas are transformed into real life experiences. A place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys and sprinkles make the world a better place. Our mission is to design environments that bring people together & provoke imagination.”

That’s exactly what it is. The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) is an exhibit where creativity comes to life. It’s an Instagrammers paradise. MOIC creates a fun atmosphere for kids and adults alike.

I first saw this pop-up on social media while it was in New York. When it moved to Los Angeles, I wanted to get there. When more tickets went on sale, I was right there waiting and was one of the lucky ones. Due to its high demand and sell out tickets, the MOIC extended its stay in LA. It’s now also showcasing in San Francisco.

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Within the exhibit, you make your way through eight (I believe) rooms with different themes. In select, you’ll receive a few samples of ice cream. Overall, the self-guided tour took about an hour. One thing I was worried about, but found out, is you’re not pressed to stay within the timeframe you bought your ticket for.

Girl against pink leaf wallGirl in front of a wall of bananas Melting ice cream sculptures Large gummy bear sculptureBe You wallpaperBlack ice cream cone Neon sign of woman swimmer

I was most excited about the #SprinklesPool. However, surprising (or not), the sprinkles aren’t real. Millions of plastic sprinkles fill up the pool a couple feet that you can jump in. It’s still fun! 

Note, you do not get the pool to yourself. You share it with about ten or so other people. You’re also on a few minute timer. If you’re really in it for the pictures, head to one of the corners of the pool to create an angle without others in the background.

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These all underscore why I love California.

Girl on melting ice cream bench Reflection of girl in ice cream mirrors

Overall, it was different than I was expecting. Because it’s referred to as the “museum” of ice cream, I was expecting it to have more facts, history or information — but there wasn’t. Having visited once, I’m not sure I would do it again. Although if I didn’t, I would have had FOMO (fear of missing out). So if you’re questioning it, you may just have to go see and experience it for yourself. I hope my experience helps you out.

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Author: Mackenzie