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LA’s New Museum of Ice Cream Promises a Sticky Sweet Wonderland of Surprises

The Arts District pop-up adds even more ice cream to the city

McConnell’s Ice Cream
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

New York City continues to export the best of its offerings to Los Angeles, from the Nomad Hotel to pastry wunderkind Dominique Ansel. The latest transplant to the sunnier side is the Museum of Ice Cream, a multi-week dessert pop-up that took New York City by storm when it first arrived in 2016.

The ice cream option lands on 7th Place in the Arts District, in a warehouse location not far from Bestia. Inside you’ll find a ton of interactive displays, from a “melted popsicle jungle” to a literal pool filled with 100 million sprinkles you can actually swim in.

Of course there will be actually edible ice cream treats too, with weekly rotating offerings from the likes of Salt & Straw, McConnell’s, Coolhaus, and Cream — plus mochi from My/Mo Mochi. Guests can even walk away with bottled ice cream scents (like a rocky road perfume, perhaps), which is sure to make you the draw of every dog and bee in your neighborhood.

The Museum of Ice Cream officially opens April 22 in the Arts District, with a limited run until May 29. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, and tickets for American Express Platinum cardholders this Thursday. General admission tickets for everyone else starts on Monday.

Museum of Ice Cream
2018 E. 7th Place
Los Angeles, CA