I have an affinity for Instagrammable places.
Maybe that’s a silly thing to say, but it’s totally true. I am a child of social media and won’t deny my love for easily photographed venues. A little while ago, I was talking with a friend about my plans for weekend getaways coming soon, and she said, “You really like museums, huh?”
Yeah, I guess I do!
I had never given it much thought but I realized she was right. I love art, I love knowledge, and I love photographing. Museums are a trifecta of enjoyable activities. I must not be alone in this sentiment, because other entrepreneurs are taking note and opening pop-up museums that are less “museum” and more experience. You see that with the Color Factory, which I visited in September. And last weekend, I was able to visit one of two locations of the Museum of Ice Cream, the product of a woman who has branded herself as the future “millenial Walt Disney.” The Museum of Ice Cream is more for young adults than it is for kids, but that’s a hard sell when you mention the sprinkle pool. There have been three locations so far: New York, which is now closed; Los Angeles, which is closing at the end of December, and San Francisco, which hasn’t announced a closing date as of this writing. I visited the Los Angeles location, and I had a blast! The rooms were interactive and the Museum guides are fun and great at what they do. Each location features different rooms, so I will have my eye on ticket releases for the others. Who would turn down the opportunity to eat bottomless ice cream in a building full of people who don’t judge?