If your bucket list includes “lounging in a pool of candy sprinkles,” now you have to travel to meet that life goal.
NS Ice Cream Museum, a pop culture phenom that opened to huge crowds in 2017 and vowed to stay open “to eternity” in 2018, closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now permanently closed in San Francisco.
news was first reported by SF Business Times, which declared that “San Francisco’s getaway has extended to ice cream.”
However, the New York City museum remains open, and there are new Instagram-friendly locations in Austin and Singapore.
But San Francisco was the first permanent home for the museum that took New York and Los Angeles by storm before coming to the Bay Area. Here, tickets for the first run sold out in 18 minutes — at $38 a pop.
From 2017 to the end of 2018, the San Francisco setting on Grant Avenue showcased its local and global attractions, drawing half a million visitors from 65 countries, the museum said.
What was the appeal of a theme park-like exhibit other than a “pool” of ice cream samples and sprinkles?
“It’s like Willy Wonka married Mary Kay at Victoria’s Secret, moved into a house on a Candyland game board and adopted Pink Panther, My Little Pony and Hello Kitty as pets,” says our reviewer Angela Hill wrote at the opening of the museum.