Museum of Ice Cream | The "Coolest" Spot in Los Angeles

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We visit the Museum of Ice Cream, a new pop-up museum in Los Angeles that has become a popular attraction in the Arts District of Downtown LA. We discuss ...

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Hey there, it's Ernest and Fiona from
Trip Astute. In this video, we're giving
you an overview of our recent trip to
the Museum of Ice Cream, based in the
Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.
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The museum of Ice Cream opened its doors
in Los Angeles in May 2017, and has been
so popular that it's been extended
throughout the summer. We were lucky
enough to get our hands on some tickets
to this awesome museum, and here are some
of the highlights from our visit. Number
The ice cream. We were a bit unsure of
whether we would actually get to sample
any ice cream at the museum, but
luckily there were plenty of free
samples offered throughout the exhibits.
Each tasting featured a flavor that
corresponded with the theme of the room
or the exhibit. Our personal favorites
were the Cool Haus Chocolate, Mint
Chocolate Chip Mochi, and Pink Pancake
Ice Cream Sandwich. All were delicious
and very unique. Number two: The sprinkles
pool. This was our favorite room, and is
one that's getting a huge amount of
publicity on social media. We were taken
into the waiting room area and asked to
remove our shoes and bags. Once the group
was ready, we jumped right into the pool,
which is filled with almost a hundred
million synthetic rainbow sprinkles. This
is every ice cream lover's dream come
true, and made us feel just like kids
again. Number three: The banana split room.
This room was filled with hundreds of
hanging bright pink and bright yellow
bananas, which made for more great photo
opportunities. There were even a couple
of banana swings which added to the fun
of the room. Number four: The mochi garden.
This room was fitted out like a
greenhouse with rows of fresh mint
growing in chocolate spiked soil, and a
museum helper handing out delicious
chocolate mint mochi.
Number five: The artwork. There are ten
exhibits to explore at the museum,
including one by Abel Benton featuring
black ice cream cones plastered against a
white wall, and another with melty giant
popsicles by an artist known as Baker's
Son. The museum was packed full of
interesting ice cream themed exhibits and
artwork. If you're planning on taking a
trip to the Museum of Ice Cream, here are
our top tips. Number one: Reserve your
booking well in advance. The Los Angeles
location sold out within hours of
tickets being released,
so we highly recommend keeping a close
eye for ticket releases by signing up
for the museum's newsletter, and also by
following them on social media.
Tickets, unfortunately, aren't available
at the door, so you'll get turned away
without one. As of the date of filming,
the Los Angeles location is sold out
until October 2017, and the New York
location is closed for the season. By
signing up for the newsletter, you'll be
the first to hear about new tickets
going on sale. We've heard they're
expanding to new cities including Miami
and San Francisco, so it may be coming to
a city near you.
Number two: Arrive early and remember
your ID. It's recommended that you
arrive 20 minutes before the time on
your ticket.
There's a nice waiting area with
ice-cream themed games, so the time
passes quickly. One person's ID needs to
match a name on the tickets, so be sure
to remember a form of ID. We presented
our tickets on our phone, so you don't
have to bring your printed ones. Number
three: Don't pay for parking. We were able
to find street parking really easily,
within a block of the museum. You can't
miss the museum when arriving. Just look
out for the bright pink building. Number
four: Bring your camera. Photography is
welcomed at the museum and they
encourage social media sharing. With so
many colors and interesting exhibits, the
museum has so many photo opportunities.
It took us around 45 minutes to get
around the museum, and we were able to
take the exhibits at our own pace. It
wasn't too crowded either. They do a
great job of phasing people into the
museum. Number five:
Bring the kids. Kids under three are free
and children under twelve can get in for
a discounted price of $18, compared to
the full adult price of $29. Keep in mind
that strollers can't be taken into the
museum, and unfortunately, there's no
dedicated stroller space to store them
outside. We had a great time visiting the
museum. You can't help but feel happy
surrounded by all the bright colors,
laughter, and most importantly, ice cream.
We've posted the links for the Museum of
Ice Cream's website and social media
sites below. Be sure to sign up for their
newsletter to find out more about
openings in new
locations. Hopefully, it will visit a city
near you in the near future. If you have
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