Coming soon: A pop-up ice cream museum in NYC

Coming soon: A pop-up ice cream museum in NYC

Sweet escape

Text: Rachel Au

Image: @museumoficecream

Highlights include a swimmable rainbow ‘sprinkle’ pool, edible balloons and a chocolate room

We thought France opening a wine theme park was the highlight of the year (in the food adventure category) but now, there's an even sweeter piece of news. From 29 July to 31 August, New York's Meatpacking District will host Museum of Ice Cream, a pop-up dessert-centric museum dedicated to the sweet treat with various insane-sounding exhibits and activities. 



With a swimmable rainbow 'sprinkle' pool (not made from actual sprinkles but will certainly look and feel like the real deal), edible balloons, an immersive chocolate room, a collaborative massive ice cream sundae, an ice cream sandwich swing for two and a seesaw on an ice cream scooper, the Museum of Ice Cream sounds more like a whimsical playground. 



There will also be visual pieces from renowned NYC artists and an interactive exhibit sponsored by Tinder where visitors can find their true flavour match with a custom app. The most important thing is the museum will have lots of ice cream for your tasting pleasure. Created by food futurist and founder of Future Food Studio Dr. Irwin Adam, it will be an exclusive, one-of-a-kind ice cream tasting. 



Tickets to the museum are already on sale via the Museum of Ice Cream website. For more information, visit their FAQ page or check out their Instagram. They are offering free admission from 11am to 3pm on the opening day, 29 July but it will be a first-come-first-serve basis.


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