I’m a sugaholic and I cannot lie, I like cold scoops with sprinkles on the side.
I just went to the Ice Cream Museum in NYC which was basically my dream. Ice cream and cute photo ops? Sign me up!
Here’s what you can expect. You can expect to see the pink lights as soon as you’re a block away. I felt like I was walking into Willy Wonka’s house. I kept imagining little pink oompa loompas to come out and take me away.
In order to get into this sugary dream house, you must buy your ticket online! The weekends book up fast. Pro tip is to go on a weekday, it’ll be half the people and you’ll be able to take your time. We went on a Monday night and it was perfect.
The lobby is a bright pink store, where you can buy merch or ice cream; and the first thing your eyes go to is the big pink slide.
They have coat check so don’t worry about wearing layers! Here’s where they tell you about the instagram filters throughout the museum. All you have to do is scan a code on your phone and fun things pop up like a pink Statue of Liberty!
Next, you have to come up with your “ice cream name”. I didn’t do well under the pressure so mine was pretty lame but they have some great ideas on the wall.
There’re workers in each room but for the first couple rooms they have a little speech paired with ice cream tastings. You stay with your “group” here and then can easily walk through the museum on your own time.
One of my favorite parts had to be this one room with bananas hanging from the ceiling! Each room was so perfectly laid out, you can easily spend half of your day in here.
It really was what the inside of my dreams look like. Like an all pink subway cart?!?! (MTA please make some changes).
Another favorite was the slide, the one you see as soon as you walk in! It’s wayyyyy bigger than you think it is and honestly really fast. The whole museum makes you feel like you’re back on the playground.
Literally a jungle gym…..
What’s the finishing touch of any ice cream experience? Sprinkles, DUH! You end the museum at a giant sprinkle pit! Diving board and slide included, although diving is not recommended.
You can find the museum at 558 Broadway, New York, NY, 10012 and tickets are around $48 dollars with tax and everything! Worth every penny, by far my favorite pop up in NYC. (Note that it’s only in NYC from December 14, 2019 – March 1, 2020).
I’ve now crowned myself the Ice Cream Queen.