Oh how sweet it is.
— Alex V. Mitchell (@AMitchReporting) December 13, 2019
Downtown’s most magically delicious museum will finally be opening its doors to the public this Saturday — and what a treat that will be.
Prior sprinkling into the museum’s three floors of melting goodness and other surprises, guests are encouraged to come up with their own ice cream name, taking inspiration from a wall’s worth of celebrity ones.
Then the fun really begins as you head from room to room between the ground and second floors, starting off with a more so standard vanilla sample of ice cream.
But things get a little more unique after heading upstairs. That’s where you can feast on an extensive dining room table’s worth of ice cream, cake pops, and plenty of other amazing desserts.
Pro tip: it’s a marathon not a sprint, no need to be overzealous at the beginning.
The next room requires some commuting, but rest assured that you don’t need a metro card for this subway ride to “Skybeca” and beyond.
Up next is an opportunity to spell out everything that you’re grateful for for along with a few other ad-libbed inspirational messages plus more fun in the surrounding rooms.
Then you reach a room that features the world’s stretchiest ice cream, more commonly referred to as the non-alcoholic Booza ice cream, which has been around for many generations. That room also features some very enthusiastic employees as well.
Afterwards comes a DJ’s delight, as two Serato turntables are on display and are welcomed to be scratched by all of the museum’s visitors. There’s also a cake and ice cream-filled table with some more goodies. Nothing makes a Thursday morning go by like some ICDM (ice cream dance music).
Remember that slide going through lobby? That’s the most viable option to get you the museum’s next exhibit.
A three-floor plunge takes you down into “the melting cave,” where employees have been known to do some “frozen yoga” during their breaks.
On the topic of activities, the next room has plenty of those. The Museum of Ice Cream has its very own playground that features swing sets, jungle gyms, see saws, a “jacuzzi,” and a cone-like hoop into which you can throw mini-dodgeballs. Employees say that trick shots are encouraged.
After walking by a nice little wall of encouragement by way of hand written notes from visitors, guests experience the most aquatic part of the museum…the sprinkle pool which features a slide and all the works.
Then sadly, you reach the last licks of the museum, but you’re parted with some very warm encouragement.
If you’re not quite ready to leave then feel free to stick around in the museum’s lobby where scoops and specialty sundaes are on the ready for kids and adults alike. This reporter recommends the peanut butter and pretzel flavor — man, that was good.
Also, employees say that a milkshake machine is expected in 2020 — and will likely bring all the boys to the yard.