The Museum of Ice Cream Comes to Austin

Creamy, dreamy, cold and Instagrammable: In the Domain in August

Straight out of New York City, where it debuted in 2016, the cool and creamy international sensation known as the Museum of Ice Cream is set to open its doors in the Domain on Saturday, August 21.

A sprinkle a day ... or, how about a few million sprinkles?

This experiential venue dedicated to the celebration of enjoying ice cream will feature 12 reimagined and never-before-seen installations, so you and your friends can experience even more of what made the place such a hit in the Big Apple, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Singapore.

You’ll be able to enjoy a Shirley Temple soft-serve in the 1960s retro diner or ride on a life-sized animal cookie in the Carnival Room, take a dip and slide into the colorful sprinkle pool, and engage with the launch of the Museum of Modern Ice Cream installation, where you can revel in ice-creamified takes on classic works of art while creating your very own masterpieces – and nom five unique ice cream treats as you’re guided through the experience by talented #TeamMOIC performers.

[You, um, do like ice cream, right, citizen?]

And how much fun is this so-called museum, really? Well, in NYC, before the pandemic swooped on in, the Museum of Ice Cream had a 200,000-person waitlist for a pop-up that lasted 45 days – so we’re thinking that the smart ice-cream lovers know just how fun it is. And now, having been shuttered due to Those Pesky 'Ronas™, this popular museum of frozen deliciousness and much bright Instagrammability returns, creamily and triumphantly, right here in Austin.

“After the challenges of the past two years,” says MOIC co-founder Manish Vora, “it is truly a blessing for us to be able to bring the first new attraction to Austin and the first new Museum of Ice Cream in nearly two years to the city.”

[Yes, we say: Mmmmm, yes!]

So: The Museum of Ice Cream … at the Domain … on Sat., Aug. 21. Which, time being all fluid lately, is coming up faster than any of us realize. And tickets are available right here, right now.

Be there – or miss out on a whole sweet world of heat-defeating yum.

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