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Inside the Museum of Ice Cream

Welcome to the Museum of Ice Cream. To enter, you must scream your favorite flavor of ice cream to the lady at the entrance and immerse yourself into the imaginative and fun world of ice cream art.

We visited the sold-out, pink-washed museum that’s been taking LA by storm today. The famously photogenic home to artwork inspired by everyone’s favorite dessert (ice cream, of course!) has been drawing hordes of visitors since its opening earlier this summer.

The first room you walk into is completely covered in pink. Old fashioned telephones hang on the wall, encouraging you to pick up and speak with the person on the other side.

Leading you into the next room is a Hollywood walk of fame with celebrity ice cream names! A sample of caramel ice cream from Abbot Kinney’s Salt & Straw awaits as the first dessert sample in the museum.

Next comes the banana exhibit, split between pink and yellow bananas hanging from the ceiling. A banana swing occupies the corner by scratch-n-sniff walls decked out with a metallic banana pattern. We definitely had a little too much fun channeling our inner 8-year-old selves:

One thing to note about this museum is that it only goes one way, meaning you can’t backtrack to visit an exhibit again. Make sure you get your fill at each area before moving on to the next room!

Our favorite sample was the mint chocolate chip mochi ice cream next. These mint plants were growing in cacao shavings to give them their signature mint chocolate chip scent!

Pretty much every corner of this museum begged for a photo to be taken.

Following the room of melting popsicles was a tribute to one of ice cream’s favorite toppings: gummy bears.

You can grab a handful of gummy bears to munch on… for a price. Simply dance for the museum attendant and she will grant your sweet tooth its sugary dream of chewing on some yummy candy.

Charcoal-colored “ice cream” came next in a black and white themed room where you can get a tiny cone filled with what’s actually cookie dough.

And of course, who can forget the final stop in the museum: the sprinkle pool! Honestly I would loved to have one of these in my house to roll around in. Notice how we’re cheezin’ so hard in every one of these pictures? It’s legit the most fun I’ve had since the days of swimming in kiddy pools at fast food joints.

If you can get yourself some tickets to this museum before they leave LA, definitely do it!

Emily is a Los Angeles based content creator with a passion for photography, videography, and storytelling. Through @emwng, you'll find photos and videos of people, places, delicious food, and of course, her two fluffy sidekicks Kokoro and Chibi.

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