Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after summer attractions: the Museum of Ice Cream. In case it hasn’t been filling up your Instagram feed like it has mine, the pop-up museum is a converted warehouse in downtown’s Arts District with the most photo-worthy art installations, activities and, of course, ICE CREAM.
Due to its (obvious) popularity, tickets are sold out for the coming months. But lucky for you, I’m offering up the inside scoop (pun intended) on everything there is to see at L.A.’s latest hot spot.
The Museum of Ice Cream tour begins with a fun voice message from the ice cream fairy (yes, for real). To be honest, I was less intrigued with what she had to say and more interested in the bright pink room and rotary telephones.
Now, it’s time for the first ice cream tasting (!), courtesy of Salt & Straw. Enjoy a scoop of salted caramel in a Hollywood-themed room with the most amazing palm-print wallpaper and décor.
Next up is one of my favorites: the BANANA ROOM! Hundreds of yellow and pink bananas hanging from the ceiling makes for quite the photo op. Oh, and did I mention there’s a swing?! Cue the Boomerang…
The mint room is where they guide you to next, which is filled with fresh mint plants and your next tasting of a mint chocolate chip mochi.
Another one of my favorites is a rainbow-colored room where you get to sample some delicious gummy bears next to larger-than-life-size sculptures of, yes, you guessed it, MORE GUMMY BEARS!
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… you arrive at the SPRINKLE POOL (you heard that right)! Swim through a sea of (plastic, not real) sprinkles, throw them in the air, lounge on the heart-shaped float—no matter how you enjoy it, it’s definitely the highlight of the museum in my opinion.
So there you have it—your VIP tour through the Los Angeles Museum of Ice Cream. If they do release more tickets, I HIGHLY recommend you get them—it’s well worth the $30. And if they don’t, well then this post is your next best thing. Feel free to come back and visit anytime if your FOMO continues…