Ice cream lovers — or people just hoping for some good Instagram photos — will begin flocking to the Los Angeles Arts District Saturday as the Museum of Ice Cream opens for its mostly sold-out month-long run.
Operators of the museum say the Los Angeles pop-up location is four times larger than the wildly popular New York installation, which sold an estimated 30,000 tickets in a matter of days, leading to a customer wait-list of more than 200,000 people hoping to explore the ice-cream-themed exhibits.
The Los Angeles location is proving to be equally popular. Timed-entry tickets are largely sold out for the entirety of the museum’s planned run, although a small handful of days in May still have tickets available.
The New York installation featured ice-cream-inspired artworks, including a wall of waffle cones and — the highlight of the exhibit — a swimming pool filled with 100 million colorful “sprinkles.” The Los Angeles location also includes a mock banana split with 10,000 “bananas,” along with a “melted Popsicle jungle” and a mint “grow house.”
Of course, ice cream will also be available at the museum, featuring rotating offerings from creameries such as McConnell’s, Salt & Straw, Coolhaus x Cuisinart and CREAM. Visitors will also be able to compete for prizes in the rainbow sherbert room and purchase ice-cream inspired gifts, such as custom sprinkles, ice-cream scoopers and even a ping pong table.
The museum at 2018 E. Seventh Place will only be open until May 29, with tickets costing $29 for adults and $18 for children and seniors.
If any tickets are left, they can be purchased at www.museumoficecream.com.
—City News Service
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