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Ice Cream Museum - LA

Elena Wolk1 Comment

I had the pleasant experience of visiting the Ice Cream Museum in Los Angeles. If you haven't heard of this yet it is a traveling museum. I unfortunately missed it when it came to NYC so I was happy to be able to make it in LA. Especially because it is sold out until October now!!! The museum is located in an industrial neighborhood in downtown LA. Basically, I am not sure I would want to be in the area at night. 

Driving up you just see this large pink structure. Easy to spot is a sort of tan group of buildings. There is a courtyard with astroturf and yard games. Beautiful flowers coat the area. We waited in a short line and then were ushered in. Let me start by saying this museum is geared towards small children. It was not advertised as such but we were greeted with a woman speaking in a baby voice. A group was formed with maybe ten of us in all. We were asked to come up with a team name. Yeah...

How the museum worked was there were different rooms to control traffic flow. You could go through the rooms at your own pace. The first room was a woman behind an ice cream cart handing out Dove chocolates. She opened the door to a room lined with old telephones, which led into a room that was painted with palm trees and a skyline of California. A Venice Beach sign was also added. This room contained my least favorite ice cream, caramel flavored ice cream with a popcorn flavored syrup. This was disgusting!! Also, way too sweet. Next, we wondered into a room with a bunch of hanging bananas. Don't ask me I didn't understand either but at least it looked cool. This room led into a room where we were given mint chip ice cream coated in mochi. I have never had mochi before and not sure I will again. The texture is sort of gummy but also powdery. Interesting. The next opening was into large popsicles sticking out of the wall. Gummy bears were given out after that in a place covered with gummy bear walls. Next was the biggest Instagram moment of the entire museum I would guess: the sprinkle pool. It is a two feet deep pool of sprinkles. It was funny because a lady had to announce not to put them in your mouth. The feeling between your toes was very strange but weirdly enjoyable. The two last rooms were black cookie dough in a cone and then the last was an ice cream swing with a pink pancake sandwiched with ice cream. They also have a small gift shop where I bought a cute pin. Overall it took about 45 minutes to get through. I am not sure I would go again but it was definitely interesting and a cool experience. Check it out!