What to Expect at the Museum of Ice Cream

Ice cream is surely one of the most beloved food items. It’s related to happiness and sharing. I wonder how noone created an exhibition or a museum dedicated to ice cream up until 2016. But it’s finally arrived.

Museum of Ice Cream is a series of pop-up exhibitions that started in NYC and then expanded to LA and SF. The art installations were super cute and created for everyone to interact with them. I got the visit the SF location last week and I enjoyed myself a lot!

Museum of Ice Cream San Francisco

The SF branch is in an old bank.

How to get tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream?

Purchasing tickets for this museum if a challenge, as they sell out within the first 15 minutes. Trust me, I was on their website the minute when they started selling them and ended up in a ‘virtual queue’ for almost 40 minutes before I got to claim my tickets. Tickets are $38 per person (all ages) and are non-transferable. They will check your IDs and make sure that you name matches. I’ve seen people getting turned away when they tried to enter with a ticket

Tickets are $38 per person (all ages) and are non-transferable. They will check your IDs and make sure that you name matches. I’ve seen people getting turned away when they tried to enter with a ticket bought under a different name.

If you didn’t manage to claim your tickets, not everything is lost. You can get a group of friends and book a private visit. For 30 people it’ll cost you $3000, which makes it $100 per person. Slightly more than a regular ticket, but you’ll get it all for yourself and your friends.

Ice Cream shop

Sprinkles pool ice cream

What to Expect at the San Francisco Museum of Ice Cream?

While people freak out about the sprinkle pool, I actually thought it was the least fun of all the rooms. The time in the pool is very limited, simply because everyone wants to hop in. The pool holds over 100 million custom-designed sprinkles that visitors can dive right into, and they get everywhere. My husband is still dropping sprinkles around and it’s been a few days 😉

Every room will make you feel like you’ve transferred to a different world, that’s all pink and weird. You’ll dance, you’ll eat a lot of ice cream and other sweets, you’ll swing on a banana swing and even climb a wall.

It’s definitely not just for photos. I actually saw a lot of people not taking photos at all and just enjoying their time.

Museum of Ice Cream SF

Museum of Ice Cream SF

Museum of Ice Cream SF sprinkles

Museum of Ice Cream SF swings

Museum of Ice Cream Anna Everywhere

Museum of Ice Cream SF Anna Everywhere


Dress: Roxey Boohoo

Shoes: ZooShoo

Earrings: Strawberry from Fruit Collection

Mirror Room


Any questions? Have you been to the Museum of Ice Cream yet? Let me know in the comments?



  1. Zhanna
    Oct 16, 2017 / 5:38 am

    I haven’t even heard about it before. It looks like real fun especially for younger people. 👍

    • Anna
      Oct 16, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      I saw that the older the people were the more fun they had 😛

  2. Shannon
    Oct 16, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    How long did it take you to go through the whole thing?

    • Anna
      Oct 16, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      About an hour.

  3. Oct 16, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Awesome. Last two weeks we have thought where to go for short trips, as my child insist me and beloved. Now we will pay to visit Museum of Ice Cream next week.

  4. Oct 16, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I’m still finding sprinkles in my clothes, in the car, in my shoes…

    • Anna
      Oct 16, 2017 / 10:19 pm


    • Anna
      Oct 17, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Matt took a nap, I went out haha!

  5. Oct 18, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    The photos are a hoot. No doubt they created it with Instagram in mind. Was there any information about the history of ice cream or was it just fun rooms?

    • Anna
      Oct 18, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Yes, it was. It’s all coming in the video 😀

  6. Dec 5, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Hi Anna,

    I purchased tickets and got a text saying confirmed. My reservation is for tomorrow. It is impossible to get anyone on phone there. How fast did you get your tickets after purchasing?

    Love your photos!

    • Anna
      Dec 5, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      They texted me codes 24 hours before my reservation. As long as you have a confirmation just explain what happened at the door if you still don’t get it tomorrow.

  7. Jul 10, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    love the photos! I went to the museum of ice cream in sf too and it was so much fun.

  8. Apr 10, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    Looks like such a fun museum! I hope it “pops up” somewhere close to me next

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