It’s a New Year at the Museum of Ice Cream

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Have you seen the brightly painted building in downtown San Francisco that looks like the ice cream flavor Rainbow Sorbet? We’re not talking about the Painted Ladies! Get ready to scream—because we all scream for ice cream at the Museum of Ice Cream! Read on to get the full scoop (get it?) of what new things you can expect this year at the MOIC.

photo: Nella DuBon-Koch

New Year, New MOIC

Museum of Ice Cream’s mission is to “Unite & Inspire the World Through Imagination.” For the turn of the new year they have focused our new installations to reflect just that!

photo: Mae Respicio

Holy Sprinkles!

The interactive art installation is perfect for children and parents with a sweet tooth, an eye for candy and a love of a good photo opp. With themed rooms, such as the sprinkle pool or the gummy bear forest, you’ll be guided through the exhibit and able to interact with each room. Have you always dreamed of swimming in a pool of sprinkles? Jump in—dreams really do come true.

photo: Sandra Lee

Pick a Flavor

Do you have a favorite flavor of ice cream? Look to your child and say it—that’s your new name while visiting the MOIC. The staff has donned these fictional names as well, such as “Vanilla Vanessa” or “Strawberry Bret.” Get your child excited and have them think of what their ice cream name will be for the day.

photo: Sandra Lee

Minted Ticket

Timed tickets are $38 and are purchased online, they cannot be purchased at the door. Kids age two and under are free. Groups of 10+ receive the discounted admission of $29 per person.

Insider tips: The Museum of Ice Cream is located downtown near Market Street, there is some street parking but we recommend either taking public transportation or parking in a nearby garage. Strollers are not permitted inside so if you have a little we suggest a carrier.

Museum of Ice Cream
1 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA

—Mae Respecio and Tarah Beaven



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