Los Angeles has plenty of museums devoted to very specific subjects: death, folk art, the Grammys, even the American West. But one thing the city does not have is a museum dedicated to ice cream. At least not yet.
On Tuesday, the creators of the wildly popular Museum of Ice Cream in New York City announced that the popup exhibition will be making its way out to Los Angeles with a five-week display in the Arts District.
According to a press release from the museum, the exhibit space—located at 2018 E 7th Place, near the old Ford Factory building—will be four times larger than the New York location. That’s good news for dessert enthusiasts, considering that at its original site, the waitlist grew to 200,000 members.
As LAist points out, the attraction is a museum only in a very loose sense of the word. Featuring interactive exhibits like a sprinkle pool and a “melted popsicle jungle,” it’s more of a brightly-colored, sugary sweet commercial art project.
The brainchild of design strategist Maryellis Bunn, the New York location opened its doors in July of 2016 and sold out in five days.
Tickets to the Los Angeles site will go on sale April 3. They’ll cost $29 per person, with an $18 price tag for children. Included in the cost of admission are two ice cream tastings and “surprise edible treats.”
The museum will be open between April 22 and May 29 and will feature ice cream from some of the area’s most popular establishments, including Salt & Straw, Coolhaus, and McConnell’s.
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