Museum of Ice Cream, New York
There are some truly odd museums dotted across the planet with the likes of the Phallological Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Tennessee, USA. But the best has just arrived in NYC and it’s all about your favourite creamy chilled treat. Yes, the Museum of Ice Cream has just opened in the heart of the Meatpacking District and comes complete with a swimming pool filled with sprinkles!
The Museum of Ice Cream has been curated by a collective of ice cream obsessed designers, artists, and friends. As such, the museum features a load of interactive displays, sculptures and installations all paying homage to our favourite dessert. Of course, you’ll also be able to actually eat the stuff too!
The pop-up Museum of Ice Cream has caused some serious meltdowns in New York with ice-cream lovers so desperate to grab a ticket that 30,000 of them sold in only a few days. It’s easy to see why too with the biggest attraction on site being ‘The Sprinkle Pool’, a three-foot-deep pool packed with 11,000 pounds of sprinkles. They’re not edible but it’ll make for one hell of an Instagram selfie!
The first room you’ll hit at the museum, however, is thankfully an ice cream bar, where Joes and Janes will get to tuck into a scoop curated by food futurist and overall rad scientist Dr. Irwin Adam, founder of Future Food Studio. Think marshmallows, cereals and fruity zests. Thankfully, the scoop is also included in the price.
Other features include the Cone Room, an artsy installation room with things such as pendant cone lamps, a cone wall and an edible balloon stand; the Scoop Room, where you’ll be able to contribute to the ‘World’s Largest Ice Cream Sundae’; and the Chocolate Chamber, a homage to Willy Wonka with a floor coated in chocolate-covered almonds and a gushing chocolate spray machine.
The Museum of Ice Cream is open daily (except for Tuesdays) until the end of August. You’re probably going to have to steal a ticket in order to get in, however – all tickets have been sold out. But you can always head over to the Museum of Ice Cream Website to see some pretty pictures of it!