Eat and Drink Museum of Ice Cream in NYC is like a Willy Wonka-inspired dream world By Georgia Kral firstname.lastname@example.org Updated August 26, 2016 9:43 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A sensory experience awaits at the Museum of Ice Cream. The sold-out Meatpacking District pop-up, open until Sept. 4, features a trippy chocolate room, a sprinkle-filled pool and helium balloons made of sugar. Naturally, the museum offers up ice cream from the likes of Oddfellows and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. Co-founder Maryellis Bunn said the museum was a childhood dream that turned into a reality. It definitely feels a little like a dream, indeed. Bunn told amNY.com there are no plans to take the museum on the road -- yet. "Everyone's super excited about it," she said. "After this, we can evaluate what the next steps are. There are cones on cones Photo Credit: Georgia Kral The first room you enter is called The Cone Room, and one wall is lined in waffle cones. Yum. We need these cone lights for our apartment Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Is there a sweeter way to light up your home? They were designed by the artist Alex Garnett. You'll see scoopers through time Photo Credit: Georgia Kral The Museum of Ice Cream, like most museums, takes history very seriously. One "cool" fact we learned: The first ice cream scooper was designed by Alfred Cralle in 1897. There are whipped cream dispensers aplenty Photo Credit: Georgia Kral What is a sundae without whipped cream? Common objects were displayed in a manner consistent with modern art galleries. Scoop your own ice cream into this Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Another interactive aspect of the museum is this golden sundae dish. Each guest gets the chance to scoop ice cream into it. How does it stay frozen? An enzyme is added that keeps it from melting. You can eat these balloons Photo Credit: Georgia Kral These sugar-based balloons are filled with helium and can be inhaled (makes your voice high-pitched and funny) and then eaten. Irwin Adam's Future Food Studio created this exhibit. Step into the chocolate chamber Photo Credit: Georgia Kral There's a room dedicated to chocolate with sweets to sample and even a fountain. It's the sprinkle pool! Photo Credit: Georgia Kral The museum says this is the world's "first and only" sprinkle pool. While we can't confirm that fact, we'll go with it. Guests can get in, lay down, "swim" or play with beach balls. But you have to take off your shoes first. Don't eat the sprinkles Photo Credit: Georgia Kral They may look like tasty, sugary bites that will explode with flavor in your mouth, but they're not. They feel like little plastic pieces, though the exact material is something the museum will not disclose. Where there's a pool... Photo Credit: Georgia Kral There are rules. We love the sixth rule, obviously. Those lemon slices don't taste like lemon Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Another room in the Museum of Ice Cream features an interactive installation devoted to the science of taste. Guests first take a miracle berry tablet and suck on it until it dissolves. The miracle berry, an actual fruit called dulcificum, makes sour foods taste sweet. After the tablet, you eat the ice cream, pictured. We tried it and the lemon was not sour. It's basically a playground Photo Credit: Georgia Kral In addition to the pool, there's also an ice cream scooper seesaw and an ice cream sandwich swing. Grab a friend and go for a ride! Thanks for visiting the Museum of Ice Cream Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Where all your dreams (of eating delicious, cool ice cream and wading through non-edible sprinkles in a "pool") come true. By Georgia Kral email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic What to do if you can't get into the Museum of Ice CreamTickets to the pop-up museum are sold out. Make the ice cream of your dreams at CoolMessPick your base and toppings and get happy. 18 ice cream shops to take the edge off this summer heatWe all scream for you-know-what. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.