The Museum of Ice Cream: Here’s the Scoop

The Museum of Ice Cream. All photos by Elise Thompson for the LA Beat.

The Museum of Ice Cream, a pop-up event in the new arts district of DTLA, is not quite a museum. It’s more of an attraction, like San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Or like Charlie’s tour in the Chocolate Factory. As the voice on the telephone, who insists he is 100% NOT Seth Rogan, tells you, it’s time to throw away grown-up worries and just have fun. It allows you the chance to be a kid again. My friend told me that I looked like a little girl when I was playing in the wading pool full of rainbow sprinkles (I Know! Rainbow Sprinkles!).

The Museum is laid out like a high school haunted house, with your small group traveling together from room to room. There are interactive rooms, and rooms offering real ice cream and candy treats. It is a serious photo op, and people are let into certain rooms in twos and threes so they can take their photos without a bunch of people ruining their shot.

I highly recommend the experience, and I have held a lot back to not ruin all of the surprises, so that you can be as amazed and delighted as we were.

The museum is open from 11am – 10pm every day except Tuesday, when it is closed. Adult admission is $29. Children from 3-12 and seniors over 60 are only $18 and children younger than 3 don’t need a ticket. All tickets must be purchased in advance, tickets are not available for purchase onsite. If everything is sold out, keep checking because they release tickets about every 2 weeks. Get your tickets here.

 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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