Museum of Ice Cream Miami Recap and Tips

Museum of Ice Cream Miami Recap and Tips

I’m sure that you’ve seen those super colorful pictures on Instagram of the Museum of Ice Cream.  I did and I was determined to go to it, however, they didn’t have a location in Miami at the time.  All of that changed when they opened a Miami location in December.  Miami joined Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York as the fourth installment of the Museum of Ice Cream.  Museum of Ice Cream is a pop-up museum, which means that it is a temporary exhibit.  As a result, it takes up an open space and transforms it into an ice cream lover’s dream.  Each location is different so you can go to each one and have a unique experience.

After getting notification of the Miami opening, I decided to buy tickets to go with my sisters.  We had so much fun.  Every square inch of this museum was inspired by ice cream and provided great inspiration.  If you love ice cream, this is the place for you.  Since I went, naturally, I wanted to share some tips for those of you who may be considering going.

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Things to know about the Museum of Ice Cream

  • Ticket prices are $38 and must be purchased in advance online.  This includes entrance to the museum but also includes sweet treats throughout your time touring the museum.  When you purchase your tickets, they are purchased on timeslots.  As a consequence, they encourage you to arrive about 20 minutes prior to your ticketed time.  Arriving late may cause you to forfeit your ticket.
  • The Miami dates were sold out, however, they just extended their dates.  The museum dates have been extended to February 24th and tickets will be available to the general public beginning January 26th.
  • The sprinkle pool is the first stop of the museum and is timed.  I was totally unprepared for this.  You enter the sprinkle pool with a group of about 10 people and you only have 3-5 minutes in this area.  It goes by very fast.  Because of this, make sure that you have a plan for pictures to make the best of your time here.  However, that’s just the beginning.  There are 4 floors so be sure to pace yourself.
  • Go in the daytime.  I went in the evening and there were photos that would have been a lot better if the sun was out.  The museum even has a rooftop with opportunities for nice photos and I totally missed out since it was dark.
  • This is not a traditional museum.  Do not expect to learn about the history of ice cream.  That’s kind of what I thought I would get prior to going to the Ice Cream Museum.  This place is really filled with inspiration for those of you that want to get your Instagram account poppin’.  When you first enter the museum, they have some fun facts about ice cream but that’s about it.  The rest of the place is filled with colorful backdrops for fun pictures.
  • It’s kid-friendly.  You can totally bring the little ones to this museum.  The museum is even free for children who are younger than 3 years old.
  • Expect surprises.  Be on the lookout for hidden surprises throughout your visit.  I don’t want to give anything away, however, keep your eyes peeled.  Be sure to explore every corner of every room you enter.  The reason for this tip is once you leave a room, you are not allowed to re-enter.  You have to keep moving to the next area and/or floor.  I believe that’s part of their strategy to keep everyone moving along as more and more people enter the museum throughout the day.

Have you been to the Museum of Ice Cream?  What was your favorite thing?  Check out some pictures and even a video from my visit down below.


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  1. January 24, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    It definitely looks like a great place for pics but I’m surprised to hear there isn’t much about the history of ice cream!

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Yes, I was surprised. When a place has the word museum in it, you kind of have a thought of what to expect. There was very little history but I didn’t mind. The colors were mesmerizing.

  2. January 24, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    What an interesting idea. Ive never heard of it before. So the main purpose is for it to be a colourful backdrop for persons to take IG photos?

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      I think that the uniqueness of the place is a huge draw. For me, I went because of my love for ice cream. I also saw the photos online and was intrigued. I think that the overall purpose is to experience something different that also has a limit for how long it can be accessed.

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