‘Museum of Ice Cream’ is a cool experience on Mag Mile
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ChicaGO Gal
Get the scoop on Tribune Tower’s tribute to all things dessert-y.

2-Aug-22 – It’s a museum. It’s ice cream. It’s really indescribable. Yes, this really cool experience is all things dessert-y and more, ideal for kids and kids at heart.

Museum of Ice Cream

Just opened in the historic Tribune Tower at 435 North Michigan Avenue, the Chicago location is now the seventh Museum of Ice Cream, with others in New York, San Francisco, Austin, and Asia.

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To get the party started upon entry, they hand you a Dove Bar, made of sweet vanilla ice cream and rich Dove chocolate made in Chicago. Then, they ask you to think of your own original ice cream flavor name. What will it be? I went with Milli-Vanilla, my husband chose Buster Brownie, and the boys wanted to be Red, White and Blueberry and Munch-mellow.

Then it’s off to the races with everything delightfully pink and a cherry on top. Experience an interactive cross between the world of Katy Perry and Pinkalicious.

Check out a variety of activities from mini-golf (right) to basketball to whack-a-mole and more, getting an ice cream treat in each room. Ride the pink L train or an elephant, jump into a pool of sprinkles, and enjoy lots more surprises.

Museum of Ice Cream

There’s another venue that teaches you how ice cream is made, and you get a chance to churn.

Dare you try a real Chicago original – a hot dog, reimagined as an ice cream dessert?

Museum of Ice Cream

One of the coolest things is their Clixo magnetic wall that features a variety of colorful 2D flexible Clixo pieces (left). Through a partnership between Clixo (Toyish Labs) and the museum, guests can turn these pieces into an endless variety of 3D creations. The award-winning STEAM toy has created a special collaborative pack that lets kids work with the pieces that magnetically snap and click together to explore their imagination.

Before you go, sashay up to the bar in the Speakeasy room for one of their pink cocktails or boozy shakes, each with a different flavor, for guests over 21.

The Museum of Ice Cream even caters to guests with dietary restrictions with vegan and allergen-free alternatives.

(Right) Cocktails and creamy treats at the Museum of Ice Cream.

Museum of Ice Cream

Regular general admission tickets start from $36 on weekdays and $44 on weekends. Look for special events like Pinkmas and, for Halloween, the Museum of I Scream.

Beat the heat with a trip to The Museum of Ice Cream!

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Photos provided by Museum of Ice Cream.

• Contact Mira Temkin at miratemkin@gmail.com

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