Visit the Museum of Ice Cream in New York City
The irresistible, entrancing and influential power of ice cream.
Who can resist its siren’s call?
As children, we have to accept that we can’t have ice cream whenever we want.
Later on in life as adults, we have to accept that we can’t ever have any ice cream. Not without constantly monitoring the caloric consequences anyway.
It isn’t fair, in a way.
Well, the curators of the Museum of Ice Cream in New York City have devised a way for you to have your ice cream, eat it too and learn about the history of the craft of ice-cream making.
The month-long exhibition and interactive museum experience has been described as a, “lick-able, likeable, sharable ice cream-centric experience,” through a press release for the exhibition.
The Museum of Ice Cream occupies over 3,000 square feet of space over 6 rooms. It will be curated by a knowledgeable collective of designers, artists, local ice cream companies, vendors and experts who are obsessively obsessed with everything ice cream.
The exhibition will feature interactive venues like a pool full of inedible, rainbow sprinkles, edible balloons, and a chocolate-centric room.
Visitors will have a chance to take part in creating a massive ice cream sundae in a visitor collaborative effort.
You will be offered taste samples and a scoop of the week flavor along with admission.
The museum has even hired a food futurist, Dr. Irwin Adam, to custom design unique, one-of-a-kind, ice cream flavors of the week for you to sample.
Local ice cream companies and vendors will be offering scoops of their ice cream wares for networking and promotional tie-in purposes.
The museum even has an app that will help pair you with the ice cream flavor that completes your true flavor match.
You will also be exposed to more trivia, facts and information about ice cream than you ever thought possible.
Did you know that the tallest ice cream sundae ever constructed was over 9 feet tall?
Or that the official ice cream quality taste tester for Dreyer’s Ice Cream, a man named John Harrison, is so uniquely vital to the company’s operations that Harrison’s tongue is insured for over $1 million?
There is also an area of the museum called, “Tinder Land,” which is sponsored in conjunction with Tinder, the company that makes the dating app.
In Tinder Land, you and your date can enjoy ice cream on an ice cream scoop shaped see-saw or on an adult-sized playground swings shaped like ice cream sandwiches.
This is seriously the closest opportunity you will ever have in reality to enjoying a real-life Willy Wonka-esque experience.
The Museum of Ice Cream will be open 6 days a week from 11AM to 9PM, Sundays from 11Am to 8PM and closed on Tuesdays.
The exhibition opens July 29 and runs until August 31.
It is located in the heart of the meatpacking district in Manhattan at 100 Gansevoort Street and is near the Whitney Museum of Art.
Admission to the Museum of Ice Cream is $18 for adults, $30 for adult couples and $12 for children.
If you arrive on opening day between the hours of 11AM and 3PM, then you will be admitted free and be allowed to eat free ice cream all day.
Visit the official website for more information.
One thing is certainly for sure: this has got to be a surefire way to dramatically increase museum visitor statistics.
A. A. Francis