Do you like ice cream? If so, then you’re going to love this. There’s an entire museum devoted to just that. That’s right, we’re talking about Los Angeles’ Museum of Ice Cream. And because it’s no longer possible to get tickets to LA’s exhibit, we’re delivering the inside scoop on why it sold out so fast, along with everything you’re missing out on.

1. It’s all about fun, imagination, and inspiration

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It’s all about fun at the Museum of Ice Cream. | Katie Gibbs via Instagram

This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. But still, the creators’ ability to turn a regular lot into a land of wonder is truly amazing. The museum has somehow managed to transport each and every customer to a simpler time.

Just take part of the museum’s mission statement, for instance. “The Museum of Ice Cream is the place where ideas are transformed into real life experiences. A place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys and sprinkles make the world a better place.” Yeah, sounds pretty magical to us.

2. The museum is an Instagram lover’s dream

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The Museum of Ice Cream is basically designed for Instagram photos. | Katie Gibbs via Instagram

One look at the museum’s website, and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. As The New York Times described it, there’s no doubt the museum’s two creators “understand their target audience: millennials who need to prove to the rest of social media that they were out somewhere doing something really fun.” With all the museum has to offer, we’d say the creators were right on track.

3. The vision was dreamed up by a 24-year-old

woman standing in front of pink, feather-painted walls

The imagination truly has no limits at this museum. | Katie Gibbs via Instagram

What 24-year-old doesn’t dream about jumping into a sprinkle-filled pool? (We’ll have more on that in a bit.) Well, at the time of the New York City Museum of Ice Cream opening in 2016, 24-year-old Maryellis Bunn turned that dream into a reality. Bunn, a creative strategist with clients, such as Facebook and Instagram, was able to bring her idea to life with the help of Manish Vora, her boyfriend and former investment banker. Together, they created a dreamlike land akin to that of Willy Wonka’s.

4. The location

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Museum of Ice Cream is located in LA’s art district. | Katie Gibbs via Instagram

Designed as a pop-up art exhibit, the museum is in its second year of dazzling visitors, enthusiasts, and curious folks alike. The Museum of Ice Cream has set up its 2017 shop in LA’s art district. If we were going to set up a hipster-drawing, weather-appropriate, sun-drenched spot for an ice cream exhibit ourselves, we couldn’t think of a better place. But even before there was an LA location, there was New York City.

5. The NYC location sold 30,000 tickets in 5 days

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Sorry folks, calling for tickets won’t work. | Katie Gibbs via Instagram

“The insanely popular art installation/big kid playground/shrine to frozen dairy opened in New York last summer and sold 30,000 tickets in five days,” Los Angeles Magazine reported. “The original location across from the Whitney Museum featured rooms filled with artwork and interactive attractions dedicated to dessert themes like chocolate, cones, and rainbow sprinkles.” And the LA location is even bigger and better.

So now, here’s the fun part. Prepare to be amazed. Here’s what visitors get to experience.

6. The pool of sprinkles

sprinkle pool at museum of ice cream

Don’t worry, the sprinkle pool is cleaned daily. | Katie Gibbs via Instagram

One of the most talked-about features is the pool of sprinkles. Something that, seemingly, only a toddler or an adult with a serious ice cream affliction could dream up, the sprinkle pool really does exist. According to the museum website, it designed “close to 100 million sprinkles out of antimicrobial plastics to fill [the] signature sprinkle pool.” And yes, all those sprinkles do get cleaned daily, believe it or not.

7. Banana split room

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The banana split room comes complete with a swing set for two. | Katie Gibbs via Instagram

Banana splits sure have stood the test of time, and now, they have their very own place of worship. Upon entering the banana split room, which is composed of 10,000 bananas, don’t be surprised if you find yourself mesmerized by the whimsical design. There are bananas hanging from the ceiling, plastered on the walls, and, of course, surrounding the swing set fit for any split-loving couple.


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