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What comes in over a 1,000 flavors, was first made available to the public starting in 1660, and is the most popular dessert in America with 23 pounds being consumed by Americans every year, and has a pop-up museum of its own in Los Angeles? The answer is ice cream.
The new pop up museum, the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) is just that, an ice cream museum. Everything in the museum is either related to ice cream, or some other sweet treat. MOIC is located at 2018 E 7th Place Los Angeles, CA 90021. They are open from 11am to 10pm, and the ticket prices $29 for adults and $18 for children that are age 3-12.
All the rooms in this museum have either something the visitors could eat, smell, play, or touch. One of the popular rooms is filled with bananas hung from the ceiling, and wallpaper that is scratch and sniff and smells like bananas, according to theweek.com. This room leads to the sprinkle pool, another popular attraction. “The sprinkle pool is filled with 100 million sprinkles,” stated Maryellis Bunn, the creator of MOIC.
MOIC has many unique stations. One of these special stations is an area where mint is grown in chocolate soil, according to theweek.com. There is also a Pop Rocks climbing wall, according to sfgate.com.
At this museum, the visitors can also try different ice cream foods, too. One of the rooms have tubs the size of ice cream truck, each filled with a different ice cream topping. Another room is a place where you can try different flavors and types of ice cream such as mochi ice cream, according to museumoficecream.com.
MOIC’s first location was in New York, and tickets sold out almost instantly. Over 200,000 people on the waitlist who weren’t able to get tickets. It was so popular, they decided to create a pop up museum here in LA, and a museum in San Francisco, according to cnbc.com.
This ice cream museum is a pop up museum in Los Angeles. It was originally only here until May, but it became such a popular location, they extended their stay until December. This is their fifth extension, according to abc7.com.
Like ice cream? Here are a few interesting facts. America is the second top ice cream consuming country in the world, and California produces the most ice cream in the United States, according to icecream.com. In addition, America celebrates national ice cream month in June, according to ecreamery.com.