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The Scoop on NYC’s Pop-Up Museum of Ice Cream


Our favorite frozen dairy dessert is finally receiving the appreciation it deserves as the Museum of Ice Cream prepares to open at 100 Gansevoort St. in New York City’s Meatpacking District. Eater: New York reports that the pop-up museum, sponsored by Tinder, will feature art installations, history lessons, samples, and a playground that includes an ice cream scooper see-saw, edible balloons, and a swimmable pool of rainbow sprinkles.

Yeah, you read that right—a swimmable pool of rainbow sprinkles. Although they’re not real, the experience itself sounds like a dream come true. She told Eater the pool actually served as the inspiration for the whole exhibition.

“Through several iterations and constant searching throughout the world, I couldn’t find anything,” she said. “I decided to go ahead and build it myself … You’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in a pool of sprinkles.”

A teaser image of the sprinkle pool, released by the Museum of Ice Cream.Photo Credit: Museum of Ice Cream | New York Eater

A teaser image of the sprinkle pool, released by the Museum of Ice Cream.
Photo Credit: Museum of Ice Cream | Eater: New York

There will be several other attractions at the museum for ice cream lovers to indulge. From Scoop of the Week tastings, to collaborative giant sundaes and a chocolate room, there certainly will not be a dull moment. Visitors can even touch down in Tinder Land to find their perfectly matched flavor using a customized app.

The museum will be open late July through August, and tickets range from $12 for kids to $30 for couples. Their grand opening event on July 29 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. is free on a first come, first served basis.

Here’s to hoping the Museum of Ice Cream finds a permanent home to pay homage to the tastiest (frozen) treat out there.

Tori Bilcik

Tori is a senior journalism major at Emerson College and a firm believer that a handful (or three) of cheese can instantly improve any dish. When she’s not scouring the artisan cheese aisle at Roche Brothers for wheels and wedges she can’t afford, she’s probably drinking tea, eating cheap pizza, or listening to sad emo punk music.