Hold Up: There Will Soon Be a Museum Dedicated Entirely to Ice Cream
TBH, we didn’t think our summer plans could get much cooler than an Olsen twins museum exhibit. We DEFINITELY didn’t think anything could ever top a wine theme park. Turns out, we were wrong on both counts as New York’s own Meatpacking District will very soon be privy to its very own — wait for it — pop-up MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM.
Dedicated entirely to the sugary sweet nectar of the Gods, highlights will include a “swimmable rainbow sprinkle pool” (say WHAT?), a chocolate room, edible balloons and an ice cream sandwich swing.
As if THAT weren’t enticing enough, your ticket price also includes a special ice cream tasting led by “food futurist” Dr. Irwin Adam. Are you freaking kidding us?
The fun begins July 29 and runs through August 31, but for those that can’t wait (or for whom the museum might be geographically inconvenient), you can head over to its Instagram page, which not only posts plenty of mouth-watering dessert inspo, but also features fascinating ice cream tidbits, to boot.
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There are several myths about the origin of ice cream. Some say Marco Polo brought it back from his travels to the Far East. Others say that Catherine de Medici introduced it to France when she relocated to marry King Henry II. Neither tale is likely to be true, though both are romantic. @toriavery @vansantenbolleurs . . . . . #MOIC #museumoficecream #icecream #scoops #sprinkles #museumoficecream #foodie #yummy #dessert #candy #weekend #iscream #eeeeeats #treat #sweettooth
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For instance, did you know that ice cream has origins that date back to China as early as 3000 B.C.? Or that 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time?
Us either but it’s kinda’ cool, no?
Purchase your tickets ($12-30) before it’s too late — we’ve got a sneaking suspicion they’ll be going fast!
Would you travel to check out this super sweet pop-up? Share with us on @BritandCo!
(h/t Bustle, photo via Massimo Merlini/iStock)