Museum of Ice Cream melts into Chicago this summer

Chicago, Illinois — Here's the scoop: The Museum of Ice Cream is opening in Chicago, inviting visitors to embark on a Willy Wonka-esque journey through Instagram-worthy interactive installations.

The Museum of Ice Cream is an Instagrammer's paradise, with photo ops galore.
The Museum of Ice Cream is an Instagrammer's paradise, with photo ops galore.  © Collage: Lena Grotticelli

The sweets-themed exhibit has already attracted around two million visitors at seven other locations, including New York City and Austin, Texas.

The Chicago version of the "ice cream escape" will debut inside the historic Tribune Tower in July, and feature "Chicago-inspired" creations, according to the museum's Instagram.

The Windy City's version will include a dessert-themed indoor carnival with a cookie carousel and fun house mirror maze, as well as a balloon room with an ice cream angel in a sea of pink clouds.

Of course, there will be plenty of treats to indulge in at the five dessert stations, including ice cream hot dogs and shaved ice.

Adults can even enjoy cocktails, while there are also vegan and allergen-free options for those with dietary restrictions.

It also hinted at holiday-themed celebrations later this year, like its Pinkmas holiday event and Museum of I Scream Halloween event.

Tickets for the locale's opening are on sale through the museum's website. General admission tickets start from $36 on weekdays and $44 on weekends.

As fans of the deliciously frosty food concur, it's sure to be a sweet and snap-worthy time!

Cover photo: Collage: Lena Grotticelli

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