Psst: before the Museum of Ice Cream launches in August, swing by the pop-up at Design Orchard for frozen treats and pastel-hued photo ops.
Feeling the heat of our perpetual summer? Fret not, ‘cause frosty fun is coming to our tropical island and we’re so psyched for it. That’s right, the uber popular Museum of Ice Cream will fling open its doors in August this year. Singapore is the chosen destination for the experiential exhibition’s first-ever international location after its sold-out stints in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Miami. Heads up: this ice cream attraction is one of the most Instagrammed museums in the world – celebs like Beyonce, David Beckham and the Kardashians are fans – so you’d better get your cameras ready.
Everything you need to know about the Museum of Ice Cream in Singapore
The date is set for August. The place? Dempsey. It’ll find its home within a sprawling space taking up 60,000 sq ft, surrounded by lush foliage. You already know what to expect from photos, but the Singapore version will spotlight 14 never-before-seen installations – all devoted to ice cream. So if that’s your fave dessert, you’ll be thrilled to have countless photo ops.
Watch out for a Dragon Playground inspired by our very own old school one, and a pink and yellow jungle with 10,000 bananas. Plus, the icing on the cake – you’ll feast your eyes on the largest sprinkle pool in the museum’s history.
Wondering what else to expect? You’ll be taken through the enchanting experience by museum performers, enjoying five one-of-a-kind ice cream goodies along the way. Just set aside 60 to 90 minutes of your day to immerse yourself in these poppin’ pastels.
Get a sneak peek at the pop-up in Orchard
Can’t wait till August? From now till 27 May, the museum welcomes you to its teaser retail space in Design Orchard. With free entry for all, the pink oasis offers a little glimpse into the experience before the attraction officially debuts later this year. Get a taste of the sweet life with a lifeguard hut and waffle-cone palm trees with pink fronds in the showcase.
Plus, swing by for themed products made in collaboration with homegrown brands. We’re talking about vibrant-looking leggings, sports bras, cropped tanks and white tees by Kydra Activewear (from $39), as well as 100% soy wax candles ($33 each) by Artisan of Sense in fragrances like orange, grapefruit, pomegranate and vanilla. Need to cool down from the heat? Get a scoop ($6 per cup) from The Ice Cream & Cookie Co. Uniquely local flavours include lychee bandung, malty boba and taro milk tea. Or grab a can of American Wheat beer ($7.90 each) made by Brewlander using raspberry and pink guava.
To work up a sweat, sign up for one of the ClassPass yoga sessions at Design Orchard’s rooftop hangout surrounded by pink palm trees. Each class ends with a treat – your choice of ice cream or beer. Now, who’s ready to frolic in this pastel wonderland?
Museum of Ice Cream, from $38 per person, tickets available online; pop-up runs from now till 27 May, 10.30am to 8pm, Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905