What A Museum of Ice Cream Should Be! Delicious and Delightful.

inside the museum of ice cream

A pool filled with sprinkles, an ice cream scoop see-saw, melting benches, sugarcone-covered walls and ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream. A veritable playground of color and sugar has popped up for the month of August in the form of the Museum of Ice Cream.

Inside The Museum Of Ice Cream

photo @thehungryeditor
Sprinkled wallpaper and a melting bench are just a few of the ice-cream related decorative accents, photo @gavvykins

For 31 days in New York the true ice cream lover can get their fill of licking, looking and loving. The Museum of Ice Cream, a lifelong fantasy of 24 yr old co-founder Maryellis Bunna, is a month long pop-up designed to be a 20 minute experience – without any vegan, egg free, certified gluten-free or Kosher items… the way Ice Cream was meant to be.

Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District at 100 Gansevoort Street throughout the month of August, the Willy Wonka-esque museum is welcoming guests six days a week to enjoy a sweet escape from the summer heat.

photo by @c.foodinc

Curated by a collective of ice cream obsessed designers, artists, and friends, it resembles a toyland for the sugar-obsessed.

A giant ice cream scoop see-saw, photo @madison.utendahl

The Museum’s interactive highlights include a 3 foot deep pool filled with rainbow sprinkles, edible balloons, an immersive chocolate room and a collaborative massive ice cream sundae.

The 3 foot deep pool filled with faux sprinkles, photo @lisamariecholiy
A little boy enjoys his edible balloon, photo @littlekidnyc
The immersive chocolate room
Interactive sundae-making, photo by Annie Wermeil

Visitors can swing on an ice cream sandwich made for two, seesaw on an ice cream scoop and even find their match flavor on a custom app in Tinder Land.

The Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Swing, photo @littlekidnyc
There’s even a Tinder app to find those with the similar flavor preferences, photo courtesy of The Verge

Thanks to terrific photos posted by the Museum of Ice Cream and visitors on instagram tagged #MOIC, I can give you a good look at the interior design and experience. Although nothing can beat visiting in person.

The Art and more Interior Details

Anna Barlow’s ceramic sculpture of an ice cream sundae
Ice cream cones lights suspended from the ceiling, photo by @stevenkillian

Visitors will indulge in an exclusive, one-of-a-kind ice cream tasting created by food futurist and overall rad scientist Dr. Irwin Adam, founder of Future Food Studio. Visual designs from renowned NYC artists will serve as the cherry on top of this modern, whimsical urban ice cream playground.

Sugar cones adorn some of the walls

A faux mounted trophy head decorated with sprinkles
colorful sprinkle adorned sculptures, photo by @thatoneed

In their gift shop and online, they sell some Ice-cream related goodies, such a an iPhone case shaped like an ice cream, premium sprinkles and even pearl and gold jewelry.

Souvenirs from the Museum of Ice Cream gift shop

Scoop of the Week, presented by Museum of Ice Cream, features an ice cream creation by one of the city’s most beloved arbiters of cool treats, including Blue Marble with Kellog’s, Black Tap, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams with Maman and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. All visitors –singles, couples, families, friends – will swoon on a frozen goodness courtesy of Museum of Ice Cream’s dreamy Scoop of the Week lineup (tasting included in the price of admission).

Sadly, the tickets for the experience have already sold out! But sign up on their mailing list here to see where they pop-up next.

Museum of Ice Cream