Whether you’re a temporary visitor or long-time Los Angeles local, you probably already know by now that LA is home to many, many museums. Some of my favorites that I’ve blogged about before include LACMA, the Broad, MOCA, and the Getty. When I heard that LA was getting its very own MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM (say whaaat?), I knew this was going to be something I'd have to add to my LA bucket list stat. The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) got its start in New York last year and made its way to LA’s eclectic and trendy Arts District just this past month. As an ice cream lover (is there anyone who isn’t, though?) and a seeker of all things fun & adventurous in LA, I got a few girlfriends who were equally as interested and we bought tickets to visit this past weekend.
The MOIC has 10 different colorful exhibits that you pretty much need to see to believe. It felt like we were on the set of a Katy Perry music video or walking through a real-life Candyland. The various exhibits will appease all of your senses, from sight (well, obviously – everything in the MOIC is colorful, vibrant, and uniquely aesthetically pleasing), taste (you get to taste Dove chocolate, a small scoop of McConnell's ice cream, a mini cone of cookie dough, half of a mint chocolate chip mochi, gummy bears and a pancake ice cream sandwich - aka sugar overload), to smell (there’s a scratch & sniff pink banana wall), to sounds (you can call an “ice cream” fairy from the pink telephones hanging on the wall in one of the exhibits), and even touch (there is none other than a pink pool full of plastic sprinkles that you can “splash” around in at your leisure). It’s basically sensory-overload in here.
MOIC also creatively integrates some of LA's top tourist attractions into its decor, making it feel like you're in a dream-like California paradise. From pink ice cream cone palm trees, a "Venice Cream" and MOIC Hollywood sign, and even an ice cream Wake of Fame. I loved the attention to detail the organizers and artists put into making the museum specific to its Los Angeles location. This probably goes without saying, but make sure you bring something to snap pictures with at the MOIC – the aesthetic in here will make you want to capture each and every colorful, majestic moment.
The Museum of Ice Cream is located at at 2018 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, and admission is $29 per person. Tickets are not available at the door; all tickets must be purchased online prior to arrival. For more information or to see if there are any available tickets for purchase, visit this link:
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