As promised, today I’m sharing all about my Museum of Ice Cream experience in San Francisco!
So I’m not sure when these temporary installations became a “thing”… or perhaps they always were and I was just living under a rock….BUT THEY ARE SO COOL. The Color Factory came to San Francisco mid 2017 and I was SO perturbed that I couldn’t get tickets. If you’ve never tried and this post at all inspires you, BEWARE… you have to try and purchase tickets the SECOND they become available. If there’s a ton of interest (and I think there pretty much always is), they tend to release tickets AGAIN and they give you about a week’s notice so you must mark your calendars! That’s what I ended up doing with The Museum of Ice Cream… I didn’t make it into the first wave but I got tickets the 2nd wave and if I haven’t made it clear… it was so worth it.
What to expect: your wildest childhood dreams coming to reality, lots of people but a well-managed flow, 100 MILLION PICTURE OPPS, games, sweet stuff (at least at the Museum of Ice Cream), and more picture opps! Do NOT show up without your makeup done and hair did… because you’ll regret it haha.
If you don’t live near a big city… I apologize, this post probably won’t benefit you. As you’ll be able to see from my pictures, there’s a LOT of work that goes into the short-term installation (and the SF one happens to be in an old bank!!) so they only pick major cities. Luckily for those of us living in California, there’s an installation in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. There’s another one in Miami as well (& tickets are currently on sale.)
Even more amazing, it is actually a fairly inexpensive experience… mine was booked 2 months in advance and it only set me back $38 per person. Worth it!
I believe it is American Express card holders who seem to always be in the know for tickets of all kinds… concerts, art installations, etc. But if you’re like me and do not have an American Express, you just have to keep your eyes open for fun pictures all over social media and hope it isn’t too late to get yours!
Here’s a few pictures for your viewing pleasure:
If you went to The Color Factory or Museum of Ice Cream, let me know! I want to hear all about your experience!