Ice cream is surely one of the most beloved food items. It’s related to happiness and sharing. I wonder how no one 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!
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.
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.
Any questions? Have you been to the Museum of Ice Cream yet? Let me know in the comments?