Do you dream of ice cream? Well, if you do, you’re in luck because the Museum of Ice Cream is in town. I’m sure you’ve seen these ice cream photos all over your social media feed by now, but here was my take on the Museum of Ice Cream.
Located in Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles (2018 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021), I had a quick dinner and drinks at Everson Royce bar that was right across the street before heading into the museum. I bought my ticket through my friend Jon who was qualified for the pre-sale for American Express card holders. So I got to go to the museum the second day they actually opened.
You can’t miss it. It is a pink building that you could probably see from a satellite. They do provide parking that you have to pay for. They accept both cash as well as credit card.
As you walk into the museum you are greeted by the many workers in Forever21 ice cream dad hats, that guide you through each room. Some give you ice cream samples while others say puns and catch phrases. Every room was a great opportunity to take snaps for your Instagram.
As you first walk in you get to a room with nothing but pink phones that if you pick up tell you your “mission” type of recording.
You are then led to a room with a neon heart light and sorbet background.
In the next room we were given our first sample of ice cream. I think it was a sort of vanilla from Mc Connell’s Ice cream. You can also go to “ice cream hollywood” here and go on a tiny trampoline.
Grab your buddy and take a swing on these swangs in this banana themed corridor. They even smell like bananas! #scratchandsniff
Which after you enter the double color blocked room with hanging pink and yellow bananas. If you haven’t already thought of a perverted thought as soon as you enter this room. We probably can’t be friends. Cause this shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
Take a quick video with the Photo Booth on your way to the next room!
Be prepared for the most mint-y puns you’ll probably ever hear in your entire lifetime in this green house. Personally it was too “pun”-ny for me. All I could keep my eye on was the freezer the worker stood by. You get half of a mint chocolate chip mochi ice cream here. (HALF.)
This guy was my favorite. The gummy bear man. Gave you handfuls of delicious tiny bears and said if we wanted more that we could have more. They were sour gummy bears if I remember correctly.
The part we had been anticipating the most. THE SPRINKLE POOL! Honestly it actually felt really nice laying there in the pool of sprinkles. It was a very zen like feeling, probably the next best thing to actually floating in a pool of water. They are not real! Don’t eat them! ALSO, be careful of the sprinkles. I got a lot of it in my pockets and pants that unfortunately ended up all over the car, in my room when I changed, in my bed when I slept, even to the next day when I went back into work. Sprinkles were all over me like glitter.
This black ice cream room! Aesthetics…. SO ME! I heard that these were charcoal ice creams so I was very very excited to eat them. Sadly they weren’t really ice cream but instead charcoal flavored cookie dough that tasted kind of salty (like play dough) that I immediately spit out and threw away. Woody really enjoyed them though, I guess it just depends on the person.
Came in like a ice cream sandwich wreaking ball in the last room. (I know, Julia why are you so extra?! — Whatever man, thats what this museum’s all about.) The final sample were pink pancake ice creams. I love the ice cream, but the pancake was…. salty and weird. Again it tasted like cooked play dough.
But the aesthetics here were so nice. Saw a cute pink ping pong table that we couldn’t resist. So we hogged it for a while and played ping pong while finishing our ice cream pancake sandwiches.
- There was not enough ice cream samples compared to what I thought I would be able to eat. The portions were all super tiny aside from the final ice cream sandwich.
- The museum was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. Very small art installation rooms.
- Everything was super cute. Perfect for taking pictures for your Instagram.
- I loved the “timed” tickets. I never felt like there weren’t any un-wanted people in my pictures. I got really good shots without anyone in the background. Even though the museum was sold out, I didn’t feel rushed or like that there were too many people there. It was spaced out perfectly.
- It was definitely more fun because I drank a few cocktails before entering. I’m not sure how much fun it would have been if I was completely sober.
Till next time!