The Museum of Ice Cream is like the fun magical place you dream about as a child, but now it has come to life! Located in Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, it’s a limited run engagement and its popularity has shown how much people love their ice cream!
Tickets for the Museum of Ice Cream can be hard to get and there are no third party sellers allowed, which means you have to be at the right place at the right time when they go on sale. So if you’ve been wanting to see this attraction and keep seeing the message SOLD OUT, there is hope!
The Museum of Ice Cream San Francisco JUST extended their stay and released more tickets. They are on sale now and for visits from May 30th through September 3rd.
I think most of us first learned about Museum of Ice Cream was on Instagram. Pictures of pink bananas, a sprinkle pool, rainbows and a unicorn filled my feed. It was like a dream world opened up!
Living in the Bay area, the Museum of Ice Cream San Francisco isn’t too far from me and just around the corner from Union Square (which means there are lots of parking garages around). We purchased tickets which require you to pick a specific time on a specific day. But a word of caution: don’t be late because they are pretty strict about entry times!
My 7 year old daughter and I had the opportunity to visit back in December and loved our experience. When you enter you are paired with a small group where a host tells you about the museum and how it works. The museum tour moves you from room to room and once you go on to the next room you can’t go back, so take your time.
There are tons of samples and sweet treats throughout the museum like Pink Peach Bellini ice cream (which was my favorite), mochi, cherry cotton candy, “unicorn milk” ice cream, Pop Rocks, and more.
The unicorn room with the rainbows was so fun.
Gummy Land was also very magical.
But our favorite was THE SPRINKLE POOL!
Not to worry though. They are not actually sprinkles. They are “antimicrobial plastic”. Keep in mind the sprinkle pool is only about 2 feet deep and 8 feet wide. You are also in there with a group of people and have a 4 minute time limit, BUT it is lots of fun.
I had sprinkles falling out of my clothing all day long even after I thought I cleaned them all out.
It was hands down our favorite part of the museum! (The peach bellini ice cream being a close second for me).
The Museum of Ice Cream was a great experience. We both agreed it was one of our favorite mother/daughter days in San Francisco. Ironically though, for a place that is so Instagrammable, the lighting in most of the museum isn’t great. The sprinkle pool had the best lighting for fun pictures, but I was hard pressed in some of the other rooms.
If you’re lucky enough to visit one of the locations, we’d love to hear about it (or tag us with #shesonthegotravel on Instagram). Now, what other museums should we devote to our favorite foods?
Emelia lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and 7 year old daughter. Traveling is one of Emelia’s passions and has been taking her daughter along for the ride since she was a baby. Emelia loves to see new places and one of her favorite ways to do it is by running half and full marathons around the world. You can find her blog with all her adventures at Half Crazy Mama.
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