Museum of Ice Cream – A Sensory Experience With 14 Installations Awaits at Dempsey!
Attention all ice cream fanatics, Instagram users, young-at-hearts and children alike! The highly-anticipated Museum of Ice Cream has officially opened its doors in Singapore, bringing with it a total of 14 yummy interactive installations to play around in. And did we mention the free, unlimited ice-cream that comes with your ticket? This is one trip you wouldn’t want to miss!
Located amongst the lush greenery of Dempsey, the 60,000 square foot pink building is a vibrant sight to behold. It certainly helped that it’s fully air-conditioned, which made the trek up a lot more bearable. A wall of international and local celebrity names will greet you at the entrance — each one with a punny ice-cream twist like Taylor Split, Nicone Kidman, JJ Pra-Lin and Gurmint Singh.
The first stop that came with the free ice-cream I’ve been looking forward to was a very California Girls-themed beach destination, aptly named California Dreamin’. Dotted with palm trees, a surfboard centerpiece and a quaint little beach house, this installation momentarily transported me to one of the beaches in the Gold Coast. That is, if Surfer’s Paradise went for a Barbie’s Dreamhouse-esque makeover. Enjoy scoops of Belgian Chocolate and if you’re up for a boozy treat, the pina colada is a refreshing choice.
Scream’s Diner is a blast from the past — in the form of a retro American diner. It’s got all the works from old-school telephones that look great for the ‘gram to an honest-to-goodness jukebox that allows you to select tunes such as Beat It by Michael Jackson and You’re The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
The sweet treats here are pink waffle cones topped with flavours of apple pie soft serve and lychee bandung with rainbow sprinkles and lotus biscoff crumbs. We also love how the cheery staff are always happy to help and very enthusiastic in keeping a lively atmosphere!
My inner child was instantly screaming when it came to their giant inflatable castle. No shame or judgement here – just remember to take off your shoes, remove any loose items from your pockets and go wild! Fair warning though, you’ll be in for quite a workout.
Past the glorious bouncy pink castle is an illuminated walkway to sashay down before you emerge into a room dominated by giant, colourful potong ice-cream. It also means another ice-cream break and this time, it’s – you guessed it – potong ice-cream!
The one we had was pulat hitam-flavoured so it was a nice break from the richness of the desserts from before. We also completely missed the secret room that is hidden right before this room but you don’t have to; just keep an eye out for a red curtain. We heard something about mirror balls and mirrors galore?
There are more local elements to be explored here, which leads us to the Playspace. Relive your childhood with adorable banana and cherry swings, a mini-basketball area where you can shoot some hoops and a whopping dragon playground that has been cutely jazzed up to fit the ice-cream museum’s pink aesthetic.
There’s no end to the amount of exhibits that will surely fill up your camera albums. Take a walk through the dreamy mirror-hall of softly glowing ice-cream cones before you’re met with the bright colours from the tunnel of a thousand, squishy bananas (we didn’t count but there were a lot).
Saving the best for last, my personal favourite was hands-down the Sprinkle Pool, the largest the Museum of Ice Cream has ever created. Dive into the sea of colourful plastic sprinkles and you’ll be blissfully drowning; just take care to keep an eye out for any tiny (or regular-sized) humans because while it’s not that deep, it’s easy to get lost in this big sprinkle-ball pit.
Tickets are priced from $38, and children below two years old can enjoy complimentary access. With so much to see, do and eat, it’s no wonder spots are filling up fast so head on over to their website to grab your tix and have a ball of a time at the Museum of Ice Cream!