Just like ice cream treats – the Ice Cream Museum in San Francisco won’t last forever. Thankfully, unlike ice cream, it is not subject to melting (or being gobbled up quickly thanks to its deliciousness) but alas, it is a pop-up museum and is delighting visitors for just a short time. The museum, which had previous runs in New York and Los Angeles, is slated to leave San Francisco on September 3. Why not plan a visit in July – which is National Ice Cream Month.
The museum (more about the use of that word a bit later) first opened in New York in the summer of 2016 and was inspired by founder Maryellis Bunn’s childhood dream of jumping into a pool of ice cream sprinkles. What became of that dream is an interactive art exhibit that focuses on ice cream and candy set up in a series of rooms such as a The Gummy Garden, featuring gummy bears, the Pop Rocks® Cave and of course, The Sprinkle Pool. Visitors can go from room to room and enjoy samples and the sheer joy of being surrounded by all that sweetness!
The reason Bunn and her creative team chose to call this art installation a museum is because they felt it was something people would understand. Of the museum, Bunn has said, “It’s all about fun, and feeling like a kid again. Everyone loves ice cream. It’s a way to bring people together.”
Tickets are $38 per person and children under 2 are free. Tickets can only be purchased in advance and are not available at the door. People with dietary restrictions should note that the museum does not have vegan, egg-free, gluten-free, Kosher or lactose-free options at this time. Any nut products are clearly noted. The museum is located at 1 Grant Avenue in San Francisco. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit museumoficecream.com/san-francisco.