Being inside this place must be like what it felt like to be inside Willy Wonka's factory. This time, the power of ice cream will captivate our imagination.

Chicago's Magnificent Mile will soon be getting some pretty sweet new tenants. A museum very unlike the legendary Chicago museums just a short drive away.

We now know the opening date for the museum, plus one other MAJOR SURPRISE I'll share in a moment.

Chicago is now the fourth city in the world with...

The Museum of Ice Cream

Already in New York City, Austin, and Singapore, the Museum of Ice Cream will open its delicious, sprinkle-covered Windy City doors on Saturday, July 16th.

Designers of the Museum of Ice Cream have developed a very unique experience that is much more than just the history of ice cream.

"Museum of Ice Cream transforms concepts and dreams into spaces that provoke imagination and creativity. MOIC is designed to be a culturally inclusive environment and community, inspiring human connection and through the universal power of ice cream."

The first person I thought of when I saw this news was my friend who "lives, breathes and eats ice cream", Brent Murray, owner of Rockton, Illinois' Dairyhaus Ice Cream.

He had heard of the museum's other locations, but as to what goes on inside, neither one of us has a clue what to expect.

We did agree that these pictures sure do look fun and that a visit will surely need to happen shortly after they open.

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According to Secret Chicago,  the “museum” will feature 14 sweet-themed installations, including a “sprinkle pool,” as well as historical ice cream memorabilia, shops, a cafe, and a bar.

There will be 60- to 90-minute tours where you get five ice cream treats.

The Museum of Ice Cream's 13,500 square feet will be at The Shops at Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Avenue.

Surprise Chicago Ice Cream Museum Update

Museum creators built a speakeasy in the Chicago Museum and they will be "serving up cocktails, mocktails, and milkshakes galore." We'll be sippin' on a Pinktini, a Cos-MOIC, a Glitter Cloud, and more.

Keep up to date on the museum's opening and reserve your tickets to be one of the first people through the door HERE.

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