The museum featuring all things ice cream will open its doors to the public tomorrow (FRIDAY) with a life size pool of sprinkles, an ice cream playground, and art inspired by summer’s coldest, creamiest sweet treat. The Museum of Ice Cream will only be around for a month at 100 Gansevoort St., and tickets have already sold out. But people can try their luck on Friday, when the space will be open to the public between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free on a first come, first served basis. And if the month goes well, founders Maryellis Bunn and Manish Vora may seek a more permanent space or bring the exhibits to other cities.
If you’re one of the lucky ones to nab a ticket, here’s what to expect: a pool of sprinkles that you can swim in, illustrations and sculptures of ice cream, a swing shaped like an ice cream sandwich, and samples of ice cream from both food scientist Irwin Adam and local shops like OddFellows and Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, which have created Museum of Ice Cream-exclusive flavors. "We’re creating this for people to really draw and embrace this idea of delight and indulgence," Bunn has told Eater. The museum also features an exhibit sponsored by dating app Tinder. There, visitors can "discover their true flavor match" with an app created for the museum. Check out pictures of the museum below.