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Yes, There’s An Ice Cream Museum In New York City: Here’s What We Know So Far

Written by Mary Zakheim

This blog post was updated on August 26, 2021.

Leave it to New York to dream up the perfect artistic end to summertime: an entire museum dedicated to ice cream. Located in the city’s Meatpacking District, the Museum of Ice Cream will feature a rainbow-sprinkles filled swimming pool that guests can take a dive in, a section hosted by Tinder that will help visitors find their perfect ice cream match and a historical guide through the city’s fascination with (and consumption of) the delicious frozen treat.

I love this idea! But why is this a thing?

The museum’s founders, Maryellis Bunn and Manish Vora, first began exploring the reality of an ice cream museum last year, after searching the world high and low for something similar. When they could not find anything resembling a shameless celebration of all things icy and creamy, Bunn decided to simply make one herself and enlisted her friend Vora to help out.

Okay, I need to go. Give me some deets.

Right now, the Museum of Ice Cream will be open in New York City’s Meatpacking District from July 29th to August 31st. The founders are looking into making it a permanent exhibit and have even hinted at a traveling museum!

Casually searching flights to New York… So what’s inside?

Beyond the flashy spectacle of being able to swim in a pool of rainbow sprinkles, admission to the museum will also grant guests free samples of specially crafted ice cream by food scientist Irwin Adam, an in-depth look at the history of the dessert, a gallery with sculptures, paintings and other works of art created around the ice cream theme, an interactive exhibit hosted by Tinder and a slew of other events that have yet to be announced!

Tinder? Like the dating app?

Yup, we heard you’ll be able to find your perfect ice cream flavor match at their exhibit (and maybe even a hot date to boot)!

How do I get into this paradise?

Opening day is FREE! But beyond that, you can make reservations online or show up on a first-come, first-served basis at the door. Tickets are $18 for adult singles, $30 for a couple and $12 for children under 10 and senior citizens. The museum is located at 100 Gansevoort St. and will be open from July 29th to August 31st six days a week. 

Six days a week?

Yes, it’s closed on Tuesdays.

That’s weird.

We know.

So… See you there?

We’ll save a spot for you in line!

About the author

Mary Zakheim

When she is not figuring out what the middle button on her headphones is for, explaining the difference between Washington State and Washington D.C., arriving to the airport too early or refusing to use the Oxford comma, you can usually find Mary in the mountains, at a show or on her couch.

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