Kid-Friendly Fun at the Museum of Ice Cream

We all scream for ice cream! Los Angeles has been having a moment when it comes to pop-up experiences. Of all of them, I, for sure, wanted to check out the Museum of Ice Cream. I was able to snag a pair of tickets for an out of town friend and I and planned to bring the twins in tow. After further research, it didn’t seem like a good idea to bring babies, so grandma ended up watching them for a half day. If you do have older young ones though, the Museum of Ice Cream is definitely fun for the whole family!

Here is a room by room look at our Museum of Ice Cream experience.

My friend and I arrived a little after our ticketed entry time and wound up having to wait for about 20 minutes before we could enter. For the people who arrived early, there is a small waiting area with corn hole games and hula hoops to keep you busy.

They were allowing around 10 people to enter at a time, which was nice because the museum was not crowded at all and it was very easy to take whatever photographs we wanted without having to wait a long time or having a bunch of strangers in our photos. The exception being the sprinkle pool.

After a run down of the rules of the land, we were on our way inside. I should emphasize that although it is called a museum. It is not a museum at all. You aren’t going to learn anything about ice cream here, but you will get lots of amazing photos and yummy treats.

Room 1

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Dessert wall plus we got our first treat: an individually wrapped piece of chocolate. Mine went in my purse, since I had a feeling we would be getting lots more treats.

Room 2

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Mirror room, perfect for your first selfie of the day

Room 3

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This room had two cool backdrops for photos and you get a scoop of ice cream. Our flavor was called pinata.

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Room 4

This room has a pair of swings with walls covered in banana wallpaper. Followed by a room full of yellow and pink bananas!

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Room 5

Mint room. Everything in this room is mint colored, and there is a mint herb garden.

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We also got a mint chocolate chip mochi ice cream!
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Room 6

Rainbow room

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Room 7 and 8

Wall of pink phones

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All white room. On one of the walls was a computer where you could take a video and email it to yourself

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Room 9

Giant popsicle room. The popsicles were roped off so you can’t get too close. There was an employee there to take whatever photos you wanted though, which was super helpful!

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Room 10

Gummy bear room! In this room, you can take pictures with giant gummy bears and are treated to a handful of gummy bears to eat.

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Room 11

All black room.

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Besides the cool melted ice cream cone display, we were given a handful of candy upon entering this room and told to eat it all in a single bite. Honestly, I can’t remember what the candies were or what it was supposed to taste like.

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Room 12

Pool of sprinkles! One group of people are allowed at a time in the sprinkle pool for 2 minutes. The small pool is filled with plastic sprinkles. This was the only place where it was hard to get good photos without someone else’s butt in the way.

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It was still fun though! You will find sprinkles in weird places. I still have plastic sprinkles leftover on the floor of my car. Hah!

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Room 13

The final room was more of a lounge area with seating, ping pong tables and the neon “Museum of Ice Cream” sign. In addition, we got our final sample of ice cream. It was a pink-hued vanilla ice cream cone.

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There was also a small gift shop at the exit, where you could purchase Museum of Ice Cream souvenirs.

All in all, the Museum of Ice Cream was worth a visit. It was a fun, childlike experience filled with cool photo opps and tasty treats. One of the best things about my visit to the Museum of Ice Cream was the staff. They were all high energy, fun and made us feel welcome. It took us about 45 minutes to go through the museum, but that was mostly due to being able to get all of the photos we wanted with relative ease.

Museum of Ice Cream Los Angeles tickets are sold out, but private tours are still available this week. Next week, the Museum of Ice Cream opens in Miami.

For more information, visit Museum of Ice Cream.

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Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival 2017

The kiddos and I are temporarily in Torrance with my parents until our new place is ready, so that means lots of quality time with grandma and grandpa. We attended the 34th annual Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival this week on one of their “Senior Days.” During those times, seniors get free admission, and since the babies were also free, we only had to pay $5 for admission for me.

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The Holiday Festival is a signature fundraising event for Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and this year’s event will directly benefit the renovation of the North Patient Tower which will house the postpartum mother/baby, neonatal intensive care and pediatric units. Having recently been a NICU mom, this is especially close to my heart.

The Festival features a number of special events including the Festival Fashion Show, Festival Gala and Lunch with Santa. However, we attended the main event which is the:

Exhibit of Trees

The exhibit displays over thirty custom decorated themed trees, sponsored by the community and businesses in the South Bay and lovingly decorated by volunteers. The trees are available for purchase, with some being part of the Opportunity Drawing.

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The trees range from elegant to whimsical to kid-friendly. Here are a few of my favorites from this year’s festival.
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In addition to marveling at the beautiful trees, attendees are able to take complimentary photos with Santa Claus, decorate cookies from Torrance Bakery, enjoy live entertainment, get your face painted,  and shop for Christmas decorations and gifts. Food and beverages are available at the Festival Food Court.

The Holiday Festival is being held in the big white tent in the parking lot at Medical Center Drive and Skypark Drive in Torrance and ends on Sunday, December 3, 2017.