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Family Fun at the Museum of Ice Cream Miami

We recently visited the Museum of Ice Cream Miami. (The exhibit has been extended through the end of this month!) I had been seeing Instagram posts about the exhibit in LA, and was so excited when I heard it was coming to Florida. I literally set a reminder on my calendar to get tickets. It took 3 tries on 3 different days before I gained access to buy tickets. The first day was open to American Express Platinum card holders and it went down from there. Each ticket was $38 (for people 3y and older) and you must buy online. They don’t sell tickets on site.

When I was finally able to log in, there was a calendar of dates with drop a down menu of available times and number of tickets remaining. They only sell a certain number of tickets per time slot to control the traffic flow, and many were already sold out. I couldn’t believe it because ticket sales weren’t even open to the general public yet! If you’re thinking of getting tickets for your city, I would encourage you not to wait. They sold out pretty quickly, especially since we went over our Winter Break.  They require you to enter the first and last name of each person in your party, agree to certain terms, etc etc.  The whole process had me feeling like I scored winning lotto (or Taylor Swift) tickets when I was finally done.

The day had finally come and I had surprised the girls with our trip. We were meeting our friends from Miami for lunch before they joined us at the museum. I wasn’t sure what to expect but when we drove up, it looked like an older art deco apartment building. It was painted all white and had pink letters and pink plastic palm trees out front. It was located right across the street from the beach!

The museum was inside a multi-floor building that was gutted and renovated just for this! Each floor had different rooms decorated specifically for the theme.  There was a host/hostess in each room to give you a treat or guide you through an activity. You walk through the museum in a certain order, so it flows nicely. The painted stairways are open air, perfect for South Florida. Each room is so colorful and so much eye candy everywhere! There was no limit on the time you could spend in the rooms, except for the Sprinkle Pool. We had less than 5 minutes in there. There were also no real lines to wait in, again, except for the Sprinkle Pool. The line that day was about an hour! We had the Dads stand in line while we explored the fun roof top activities.

We vlogged our way through the rooms. You can watch it here.

Come with us as we tour the museum: