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Ample Hills factory and museum opens in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Ample Hills is expanding. And to keep up with that demand, the local ice cream company has a new production facility in Red Hook. The factory does more than churn out flavors like Cotton Candy and Butter Pecan, however: In addition to a scoop shop that opened earlier in July, there's a museum that opened to the public on Thursday. Take a peak inside.

A wall of "Brooklyn Past and Present" inside the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum on July 24, 2018.

A detail showing a Red Hook trolley at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

A detail showing Ebbet's Field from an interactive display at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

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Lauren Kaelin, Ample Hills' creative director of Ample Hills, sits below the "Brooklyn Past and Present" wall in the museum in Red Hook. 

Four styles of cones are offered at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

The ice cream shop at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

Ample Hills owners Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna in the scoop shop in the new factory and museum in Red Hook on July 24, 2018.

The Ooey Gooey Butter Cake ice cream in a Birthday Cake cone is one of the most popular flavors.

The Ample Hills menu on display at the ice cream shop.

Final work is done on the flavor vats inside the Ample Hills factory in Red Hook on July 24, 2018.

Ample Hills's ice cream factory and museum is located at 421 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

A detail from an interactive display at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

A detail from an interactive display at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

A detail from an interactive display at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

Final work being done on the flavor vats inside the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

A magnetic scrapbook is displayed at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.

A detail of flavor add-ins from an interactive display at the Ample Hills Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook.