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The Museum Of Ice Cream Announces Its L.A. Opening Dates

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Forget everything Nietzsche ever said—God is alive and well, and we have the evidence to prove it. And by proof of the existence of God, we obviously mean an opening date (at long last!) for L.A.'s highly anticipated Museum of Ice Cream. Yes, a museum of ICE CREAM.

After an extremely hyped, limited run in New York last summer (30,000 tickets sold out in five days) the Museum of Ice Cream will be making its way to Los Angeles this April. This is their second location.

The Museum of Ice Cream, according to our sister site Gothamist in New York, "is a museum only in the loosest sense of the word." Think of it more like an eminently Instagrammable, real life Willy Wonka dreamscape of ice cream-themed art and spectacle. Or, as they put it in a press release, "an experiential ice cream journey." See the pictures for a peek at what the New York location looked liked.

The L.A. location will be FOUR times larger than the New York City incarnation (sorry Rotten Apple, but West Coast is the best coast) and will have 10 completely reimagined installations.

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The team behind the museum confirmed Tuesday that the L.A. location will also include the same famed "swimmable sprinkle pool" that New Yorkers went nutso over, as well as "a room with 10,000 bananas, a 'mint' grow house, and more."

The L.A. museum will feature a rotating "scoop a week" residency in partnership with some of the best local creameries in town, including McConnell's, Salt & Straw, Coolhaus x Cuisinart and CREAM.

The Museum of Ice Cream will pop up in the Arts District from April 22 to May 29. Tickets, which include two curated ice cream tastings and surprise edible treats, will cost $29 per person, and $18 for children and seniors. Tickets go on sale April 3 at 9 a.m. PST for the general public (presale tix for American Express card holders will be available on March 30) and can be purchased at museumoficecream.com.

The Museum of Ice Cream will be located at 2018 E 7th Place in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. They will be closed on Tuesdays.