the museum of ice cream!

2018 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
get ready y'all!!!!
this is a picture heavy-ish post about the museum of ice cream!

i was lucky to score 1 ticket (#solomission) back in, idk, march? and then out of nowhere, because time has no concept of time, my time to go had arrived!!!!

ill walk you through it room by room for those that didn't score tickets or those of you that are too far to visit and then ill tell you at the end how i felt about it. 

ready?
let's go! 

so, first off, obviously you arrive before your entrance time, so right where you make line, right across, they have a cuuuute little patio area where they have hula hoops, giant jenga, a cute ice cream cut out connect four and some seating area. i didn't take pictures of that cause i was trying to save my phones battery for the inside. 
however, on the outside, i did snap this!



so, once you line up for your time, they let you go in in small groups so you have time to not be crowded in there (tip: get weekday tickets cause the weekend was packed!) 
whoever walks you in (didn't get a picture of the entrance door cause there were people in the way and i honestly didn't want to bug) gives you a small-ish speech about not touching shit cause its art and explaining the deal with the free ice cream (you get free ice cream in each room) and then, you are faced with 1 of 2 of the #thatpinkdoor

the first one is basic af and then you enter and alongside both walls, all the phones are lined up. 
you pick it up and a celebrity talks to you. i THINK i got (i THINK they all were actually) Seth Rogen. the voice sounded very much like him but it was so damn low you couldn't really hear anything and i didn't hear him laugh so i can't be TOO sure. 
and honestly, i only picked up two on the same wall so the other wall might be someone different. 

anyway, you go through another #thatpinkdoor and BOOM!!!!
you walk into this beautiful! wallpaper. (obviously, looks better from afar) 
and that was some salted caramel ice cream from salt and straw. pretty good. 
if you're looking forward, then to your left, they had this wall. 
an homage to our Venice sign
to the right was just the guy handing you ice cream greeting you. 
he was pretty cool about walking around and offering to take your picture. 
and this beauty of a palm tree!!! 
pink fronds and an ice cream cone trunk or whatever its called. LOVED THIS!!! (it was probably my fave) 
to the side of the palm tree, they had this statement on the wall. 
i agree. 
CALIFORNIA IS...THE SMELL OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN
CALIFORNIA IS...MELTED ICE CREAM ON A SUMMER DAY
CALIFORNIA IS...DRIVING DOWN PCH
CALIFORNIA IS...SAND IN THE SHEETS
CALIFORNIA IS...PALM TREES THROUGH THE SUNROOF
CALIFORNIA IS...HIKES THAT BECOME RUNWAYS
CALIFORNIA IS...PARKING TICKETS & SUNSETS
CALIFORNIA IS...WHERE THE DREAM OF ICE CREAM WAS BORN

(but not really. apparently ice cream was invented in Germany in 1920. 
for some reason i was thinking 1938.)
all over the floor, they had Hollywood celebrity stars with puns and they were pretty funny. i just took a pic of these 2. 

after this room, its the swings. but because everyone is taking pictures there was a wait.
here's a picture of the wall paper because i hate the one of me on the swing...and i didn't think to take one of the swings by themselves. 
but it's in a narrow ass hallway. (if you're keeping count, that's 3 rooms already)
and also, i heard the wallpaper smells but i didn't even think to try and scratch it. and the little room didn't smell like anything so... eh. 
bananas hanging from the ceiling makes room #4! this was a pretty cool installation. 
i offered to take some girls pics and they took a couple of me. 
i love the one on top even though I'm laughing. 
i HATE posing or taking pics which is why they're super rare here. 
(you don't get ice cream here or the swings as a matter of fact.) 
up next, the mint room. 
basic AF but the best effing ice cream. and i was thisclose to passing it up because I'm not a fan of mint ice cream but OMG!!! i wanted seconds (they only give you a little half)
its in this little jelly like thing, i know it has a name but its escaping me right now and i don't want to look it up so yea. 
this room was just painted mint and 4 of these boxes with mint growing on them. 
on one wall, it had that little quote up there and in front of me where i took these pics, was a neon sign that said mint but there was a couple taking pictures and i didn't really want to bother. 
from there on, it was the (what I'm calling) rainbow room. not really a rainbow but these thingamabobs were in there. and so was that quote wall. 
facing the other side of the wall where I'm at, was just a wall with pink mirror-ish paper where you can see yourself in pink. 

from this room there's a little hallway wall that's ALL WHITE (missed opportunity in my opinion) filled with soda pop tops, jars with things in them, egg cartons and some other baking stuff. 
there was a camera on there that took a quick gif of you that you can then email to yourself. 
which i did but i have no idea how to upload. 
so, yea.

then you turn another corner and BOOM! Popsicles!
luckily this area had a side blocked off so i was able to take pictures without anyone in the way. (you don't get ice cream here either.) 
walk through and you get the gummy room! room # 9
this was just an empty ass room with big gummy bears by themselves on the corner. 
and then there were 3 against the wall leading to the other room. i didn't get a picture of the 3 together because people were all over it. but the pink one above was a part of the 3. 
there was also a small little shelf on the wall that had a few small gummies that had a red and green button that did nothing when you pushed i. 

you don't get ice cream in this room BUT you get ice cold gummies. 
but when homeboy gets a group together, he makes you dance for them. 
luckily, i walked in the middle of a dance so he thought i was a part of the dancing group. 
had he made me dance, i would've just kept walking. 
they're just gummies. 

NEXT ROOM!
idk wtf it was. 



this is the black ice cream room but not really because its not a room and its not ice cream. 
idk wtf that was but it was gross. and i wasn't the only one that thought so. 

and then....drum roll please....the sprinkle pool!!!!!
this obviously isn't the color of the pool area. its all a light pink but i couldn't take good picture where it came out clear and really, i only liked the neon sign so hey!

they let you in groups of up to 15 people for 2 minutes. 
which is total bullshit because a) 15 people is A LOT for that little ass pool and b) i doubt they count the 2 minutes correctly. 
out of nowhere home girl is like 1 minute left people to time to get out!

OH!!!! and the floats, nah. i guess only celebs get em because there were no floats whatsoever in the pool.

it got pretty packed once i went in and everyone was hogging it which is why I'm hanging off the corner of the pool.
NEVER match your socks! (: 
about 99% of these sprinkles came out of the cuff of my pants

all throughout the museum, you are allowed to stay as long as you want in any room. so literally if you go in at 10 am, you can be there all day. but it's an "only forward" experience. so once you go forward you can't go back. but not really cause they're not super picky about it and it's hard to track when it's all crowded.

the pool is the only area where you're in and out on their time. 
BUT NOT REALLY CAUSE I WENT TWICE!!!! 
AHAHHAHAHAHAHA

but honestly only because i got a shit load of sprinkles in the cuff of my pants and i was trying to get rid of them. and by the time i was done, the next group went in so i was like fuck it, ill stay. 
the second time, after some chicks took like 3 years worth of pictures, i said fuck it and told em to move aside so i could finally get some pictures. 
yes, my eyebrows were that bad :/ 
but i got em done yesterday, so haaaay!

after the pool, you exit to a bathroom, which, good planning, cause after that is a lobby where you can hang out. they have random (and very little) seating and an ice cream sammich swing hanging off the ceiling that everyone wants to take a picture on. 
they also have a neon sign that says museum of ice cream that i didn't even care to take a picture of cause what for and you get the last ice cream of the trip! 
it's this little pink pancake texture like sammich with vanilla or idk what flavor and it's pretty good but kinda messy-ish so it helps to have access to the bathroom cause you don't get any napkins at all. (but also because after being in the pool you automatically want to wash and disinfect your hands!) 

there's also a little shopping section where you can get pins, cards, little ice cream piggy banks, socks, kids shirts and some other stuff. 

oh! they also have a ping pong table....

and that's it. 
the exit room is room #12. 

overall, it was fun B U T for $32 a ticket that shit is WAY OVERPRICED! 
had it been $10 i would've been singing higher praises but, for me, what you get does not justify the price. 
that's more than a tank of gas. 
that's food for lunch for a week. 
it's a lot of things!!!

and i know that i signed up for it myself....but that doesn't mean i have to like it. 
I'm glad i didn't get 2 tickets like i originally intended to for me and my bf (thanks for not wanting to go B!)
it was fun but not worth the price.
(and i know that my admission probably pays for a lot of things but, hey, make it match.)

oh!!!! 
and also, if you get the chance to go, don't be the dick who hogs up the entire side of the pool (or any area really) trying to pose for pictures that chances are, not many other people will see. 
there was this chick there hogging all that shit up, posing in positions that i've never seen in my life and i wanted to strangle her. 

anyway,  
that's it! 

hope you enjoyed the virtual tour. 
bah!

6 comments

  1. This place looks so cute! I love your photos!

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  2. I've been a silent reader for a while but I just wanted to say I loved this post! So many cute pictures! I've been hearing the price is kind of ridiculous but these pictures are so adorable!

    Pepper | Peppermintheart

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    1. thank you so much!
      that means soo much to me! :*

      instagram wise and just picture wise, yes its good but the price of admission is in my opinion way too high for what you're getting.
      and not enough free ice cream lol.

      thank you so much for being a reader! means a lot.

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