This Sunday, enjoy free treats and outdoor sprinkle pool at Chicago’s Museum of Ice Cream
A sprinkle pool and free ice cream, what more could you want? Absolutely, you have understood correctly.
Free Popsicle, Klondike, and Breyers ice cream will be distributed from 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Museum of Ice Cream Chicago (MOIC) in celebration of National Ice Cream Day. An outdoor sprinkling pool of 56 feet in length will be available to the public at no cost, per the statement released to the media.
On Sunday, visitors to the newly opened Museum of Contemporary Art (MOIC) in Chicago can join in the festivities taking place in nearby Pioneer Court. Chicago will join New York and Austin as the third major American cities with a permanent MOIC.
“The Museum of Ice Cream is tapping into your inner child,” stated MOIC co-founder Manish Vora. In order to “let go and forget what is happening in the outside world,” and “ultimately use their memories of ice cream, new discovery of ice cream, to create memories and create this feeling where they can try new things, dream like (children),” as the quote puts it.
Yes! The price of entry includes not one but five different goodies, and you can eat as many of them as you choose.
In particular, you might want to try…
Cherry-flavored dipped cone with a jelly bean on top,
Shaved ice covered in coconut and strawberry syrup,
Raspberry or vanilla scoop under cotton candy,
Hot-dog-flavored ice cream with real mustard and pickles, sandwiched between special buns
The jelly bean is a nod to Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean,” in Millennium Park; the hot-dog flavoured ice cream is a nod to Chicago’s world-famous hot dogs; and Dove Bar was invented in Chicago in 1956.
“Everybody loves the Chicago hot dog, but are you willing to try something absolutely new,” Vora said. “When you’re a kid … you would try anything, you will jump into a sprinkle pool … And we want that experience here.”
What can you find in Chicago’s Museum of Ice Cream?
Guests will gain an understanding of the evolution of Dove and the various ice cream styles seen around the world. Basketball and water cannon games are available in the carnival area, and mini golf is available in a room decked up in pink and sweets.
At long last, a pool of plastic sprinkles was available for swimming. There is a pink and red theme throughout the area, including the 26-inch deep indoor pool.
Guests can roll their own ice cream and customise it with their favourite flavours in the museum’s Ice Cream Lab. However, an extra ticket will cost you $25. You can get milkshakes and cocktails in the speakeasy, but they will cost you.
What is the cost of admission? What is the procedure for buying tickets?
Admission to MOIC Chicago is $36 during the week and $44 on the weekends. Tuesdays it is closed. Tickets must be purchased online only.
The entrance can hardly be missed, thanks to the bright pink windows. An average guided tour of a museum would take between 60 and 90 minutes.