I recently visited Miami for the first time and even though I knew I would only be there for one day, I dedicated several hours to visiting the Museum of Ice Cream. I had been seeing pictures of it on Instagram for months, and I absolutely had to go. It’s all about ice cream, it’s pink and there’s a sprinkle pool! I could not miss it.
After doing a bit of research, I discovered that the Museum of Ice Cream is actually a whole lot less museum than it is an experience—an experience ripe with Instagram-worthy photo ops. But despite the steep price tag, it was totally worth it.
I actually waited to purchase our tickets until the very last minute because once I learned that there’s very little education about the “museum,” I wasn’t sure the $38-a-pop tickets would be worth it. But my man convinced me to bite the bullet—we both thought it would be a fun and unique experience that we might not have again, and we were right. Everyone in our party of four adults and two kids, loved the experience. It was novel, joyful and just plain fun—a bit like being in one wing of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory. And yes, my Instagram looked pretty sweet for the next several days!
We had such a good time, that I know I’ll be looking for similarly unique experiences for future travels. In fact, I’ve already started researching and there are cool pop-up-museums, museum exhibits and seemingly made-for-Instagram museums all over the U.S. Some are more traditional and offer plenty of educational enrichment along with all the priceless photo ops and others may seem absolutely frivolous, but I think that’s the point.
New York Hall of Science.
This museum—which has been around since the 1964-65 World’s Fair—is a legit science museum offering tons of educational exhibits and events. There is literally something for people of any age to do or learn, but one exhibit in particular will take your breath away. In The New York Hall of Science’s Great Hall, visitors will find the “Connected Worlds” exhibit which features floor-to-ceiling interactive, animated displays depicting six different environments found throughout the world. The environments change based on how visitors interact with the displays, showing the effect humans have on the eco-systems of the world. The photos are stunning!
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