When I heard the Museum of Ice Cream was coming to Los Angeles, I knew I HAD to go. I bought tickets the second they went on sale, to go with some good friends on my birthday in May.
But then my husband got tickets for the opening day! Since he’s out of town during my birthday, he got tickets for just us to go. And after going through it, I am definitely happy to go see it again with my friends.
The Museum of Ice Cream is totally Instagram bait, with all the pink and other bright pastel colors. It’s not really an educational or historical museum; it’s more like a set up of various ice cream-themed art installations. So don’t expect to learn about the history of ice cream or the science behind making frozen treats.
There’s the ubiquitous “millennial pink,” but it fits with the nostalgic, whimsical feeling of the museum. There were several themed rooms but I didn’t feel rushed at all to go through them. The museum lets you spend as much time as you like in each room (except the sprinkle room, which has a time limit). Many of the rooms have some sort of ice cream sample or sweet treat to try, which is a nice bonus.
Pastels and palm trees, in the Los Angeles-themed room
An homage to the famous hanging Venice sign
Banana swing room (a great Boomerang opportunity!)
mint chip grow room
I totally need this sign, as I have so many mint colored clothing items.
Real mint plants, planted in crushed cacao shells
Rainbow sherbet room
Ross in front of the pink lemonade wall in the rainbow sherbet room
artwork by Abel Bentin. Each cone is unique!
The famous rainbow sprinkle pool!
An explosion of sprinkles. I basically had sprinkles everywhere and had to shake them off me. When I got home later I realized that a bunch had gone down my bra, haha.
Neon sign at the end of the museum.
There is also a gift shop by the museum exit and there are a lot of cute ice cream themed knick knacks and clothing.
I didn’t post photos of all the rooms in the Museum of Ice Cream as I’d like to keep some element of surprise for people who have yet to go. But I definitely recommend it if you love cute, quirky interesting artwork. And of course if you love ice cream. Not sure if this museum will travel to other cities, but it’s already been in New York and LA now, so who knows?
Unfortunately, tickets for the Museum of Ice Cream Los Angeles are completely sold out until July. However, more tickets may be released, so keep checking the website or sign up for their mailing list to be notified when additional tickets may be available.
Museum of Ice Cream
2018 E 7th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tickets: $29, plus additional service charge