Happy Thursday friends! This post is loooong over due! Sorry, things have been too busy.
We were lucky to score tickets to the MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM (MOIC)🍦🍦in San Francisco when we were there visiting a few weekends ago (3.12.18 to be exact). If you haven’t seen it yet, get tickets ASAP! They extended their stay in SF and tickets will sell out! The LA location is already relocating.
You guys the MOIC was AMAZING. Seriously SO.MUCH.FUN. It totally EXCEEDED my expectations! I mean I figured it would be fun and something different, but I had know idea how much fun I wouldn’t actually have. Get ready for picture overload.
The MOIC is actually located in the old mint building in SF which was awesome and such a great spot for this pop up museum.
Once you get inside there is a wall with a bunch of ice cream facts which were really interesting. For example, did you know:
- The origins of ice cream traces back to almost 1,500 years to the Chinese Tang Dynasty.
- During his presidency, George Washington spend $200 in one summer (~$5k in 2017) on ice cream.
- Soft serve was an accident.
- In 1984 President Reagan designates July as National Ice Cream month and the 33rd Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day.
You will learn these facts along with so many more.
Before officially entering the MOIC your tour group is gathered to be given the rules, a quick run down of how to go through the museum and just an overall pump up session to get you excited about the museum. In the little gathering area is the following:
I tried my BEST to bust into that ice cream vault! No such luck! Note, that was the old mint vault that just got a new paint job! 😉
Next up is sort of the pre-museum room or room #1 which contains an entire wall of WHIP CREAM. You can also play a ring toss game with whip cream to win Pop Rocks and they have a sweet mini movie making station.
This guy clearly loved the wall of whip cream!
Room #2 — Marye’s Diner 🍦🍦
Next up was Marye’s Diner and our first “ice cream” treat of the most delicious soft serve! This room is all PINK and looks just like a 1950’s diner. We loved the vintage jukebox and the most hilarious records displayed on the walls! Anyone recall “Scoops, I Did It Again” by Britney Pears? Or “Beverly Chills” by Freezer. SO.FUNNY.
Room #3 — Make a Statement
This room featured all magnetic walls to make your statements. Aren’t we just the cutest?! ❤
Room #3 — Cotton Candy Clouds & BIG Cherries
The next treat we got was cotton candy! Can you smell that sweet smell of cotton candy?! Yum! At this point we opted to share all the treats…good thing because they just kept coming and coming!
I love my guy so much and that fact that he was having just as much fun as I was if not more!
Room #4 — Gummy Bears
In this room we learned that the originally gummy bears were named”Tanzbar” or “Dancing Bear” after trained bears found in European street festivals. Who knew!?!
Just had to do a quick meditation with my gummy friends!
Room #5 — Circus Animal Cookie Ride
This was probably my second favorite room in the museum. Who wouldn’t want to ride on a giant Circus Animal Cookie?! I think our faces say it all!
Room #6 — Celebrating LOVE & Unicorns
This room was all about SF LOVE and finding a special unicorn. Before we got into the room one of the attendants in this room asked us what we stand up for. Loved that in each room they would ask you questions or make you do something silly.
The treats in this room were delicious fruit popsicles that just hit the spot. I opted for lime and it was so tasty. We were told at the beginning of our tour not to touch the unicorn horn if we found one…but I think my hubby went for it any way. Haha.
Room #7 — Mint Life
The mint room definitely smelled minty, but didn’t have a ton of stuff to do in it or look at. However, the cookies & cream mochi were pretty darn tasty! We didn’t share this treat! 🙂
Room #8 — SPRINKLE POOL
Ok, so they clearly save the BEST for last. We ended the official tour of the museum with a dip in the SPRINKLE POOL! Yes you read that correct. There is a SPRINKLE POOL! OMG. This was by far my (our) faaaaaaaavorite part of the whole experience. I think these pictures really show how much fun we were having. Who knew spending some time in a pool full of sprinkles would be so much fun and make you forget about all your worries!
Patiently waiting in the pink staircase for our turn in the pool.
Learning the pool rules and eagerly waiting our turn in the pool.
PURE JOY & HAPPINESS! OMG we felt like two little kids and seriously had the BEST time taking pictures, pouring sprinkles on each other and just being goofy. Most of these pictures are live photos and really look 100% better live haha. You get the point either way.
Below is our last picture in the pool and a quick look up at more sprinkles coming down from the ceiling. They really thought of everything!
After the sprinkle pool is the gift shop and a few cool areas to take more pictures. I loved the Neapolitan ice cream sandwich swing (clearly) and the GIANT gummy bear!
We had such a great time at the MOIC! I’m so glad we were able to get tickets. This museum is really perfect for all ages and something you don’t want to miss. Now off to try and figure out how I can make my own pool of sprinkles and where the museum will set up next!
Hope you enjoyed this post and all our silly pictures! 🍦🍦