A new museum dedicated to everything that has to do with ice cream is going to have its doors open this summer in the Meatpacking District in August. This museum will feature art, history, ice cream samples, and an ice cream themed background; a huge pool filled with sprinkles. The Museum of Ice Cream wants to be “a lick-able, likable, shareable ice cream-centric experience,” co-founder Maryellis Bunn says. “We’re creating this for people to really draw and embrace this idea of delight and indulgence,” she says.
How it all started
Bunn and her friend Manish Vora, got the idea last year in part to fulfill Bunn’s childhood fantasy of swimming through a pool of sprinkles. “Through several iterations and constant searching throughout the world, I couldn’t find anything,” she says. “I decided to go ahead and build it myself.” The sprinkles in the pool at the museum won’t be real, but they’re made to look and feel exactly like the kind you eat on sundaes. “You’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in a pool of sprinkles,” she says.
Beside their dream of swimming in sprinkles, Bunn and Vora are obsessed with ice cream and didn’t see any festivals that included the vision they had. This is why, the museum will be a maze-like structure that is filled with work from artists and designers who have created sculptures, murals, illustrations, paintings, and other things around the theme of ice cream. Moreover, within the price of the ticket, you get free ice cream. Each week, a different restaurant from New York will be creating different flavors for visitors to taste.
“Everyone has their own ice cream story,” Bunn says. “That’s something we want to be able to celebrate and embrace.”
In this dreamy museum, tickets cost $18 for one person and $30 for couples. However, if you are thinking about visiting it, you should try to buy some tickets because it will be running from July 29 to August 31. In the future, they are planning to have a permanent location.