Have you ever seen a museum so pinkalicious and mouth-watering?
Take a sweet bite into Chicago’s Museum of Ice Cream. The exhibit had its opening day on July 15th, just days before National Ice Cream Day. Here’s the scoop on everything about the Museum of Ice Cream in the Windy City.
Chicago’s Museum of Ice Cream is located right below the Chicago Tribune Tower on 435 Michigan Ave Suite G, Chicago, IL 60611. Around it are strips of shops, businesses, restaurants, and not to mention bridges overlooking Lake Michigan.
Reserve tickets in advance via the Museum of Ice Cream website. Be sure to double-check the location before purchasing tickets since there are others location spread across the world.
The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each ticket costs $36 on weekdays and $44 on weekends. Every admission ticket is time oriented. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your check-in. Each time group is given two hours to explore all the sweetness that the exhibit holds.
Things to do/What to expect:
Eat Ice Cream in Line:
As I was waiting in line to enter the museum, staff members came down with free creamy cold sweets to calm our excitement. It was a great little treat as my friends and I anticipated our entry.
Create a Quirky Flavor Name for Yourself:
Once my timed group entered and was given a brief introduction to the exhibit, all visitors were instructed to write an answer on a sticker to the given prompt: If you were an ice cream flavor what would you be? My answer was easy: I would be Preshstachio.
Be Treated with Free Ice Cream in Every Room You Go:
Stroll through the scrumptious, sugary rooms of the museum, and be treated with free flavorful ice cream. Each room has flavors from sweet to sour, fruity to chocolate, and nutty to smooth. Don’t miss out on the Chicago hot dog flavor in a pink bun! It was definitely an unexpected flavor and the taste was quite indescribable.
Further into the exhibit, encounter a room full of mega-sized dessert sculptures set into a golf course. Pick a golf club, grab a ball, and partake in a game of golf through the giant sweets.
Ride Pink Frosted Animal Crackers:
Right after golf is a room full of arcade games. All the games were free and fuchsia fun. It’s a necessity to ride one of the pink frosted animal crackers.
Jump Into a Pool of Sprinkles:
Have you ever seen so many sprinkles? This pool of sprinkles is made for visitors of all ages to jump, slide, and have a dip in the rose-colored goodness.
Rest Stop at the Café:
Explore the explicit drinks and cocktails at the museum’s bar. Grab a savory (or sweet) snack at the café and lounge on the comfortable seats.
Visit the Gift Shop:
Don’t forget a souvenir! The Museum of Ice Cream’s gift shop has everything from pins to shirts, stickers, straws, magnets, and even a DIY ice cream packet. Grab a small gift for your loved ones or even for yourself.
Chicago’s Museum of Ice Cream is full of many picturesque backdrops for photos. Have your phone charged and ready, everything in the exhibit is Instagram-worthy.