When travelling the country, visiting museums is a must. But sometimes museums can feel repetitive and boring. If you find that’s the case, here’s a list of 5 of the coolest museums in the United States.
Ice Cream Museum, LA
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) is a fairly new interactive museum. MOIC opened its doors in 2016, founded by Creative Director, Maryellis Bunn, and run by a dedicated team of creators, designers, and producers. Bunn had a vision for an experiential installation inspired by ice cream. According to MOIC’s website, she was Influenced by her childhood dream of jumping into a pool full of sprinkles. Museum of Ice Cream was born under the premise that ice cream is a universal symbol of joy, a personal pleasure, and a transportive vehicle for anyone’s imagination.
A must visit for kids and adults alike, and anyone else who wants to make their instagram feed a little more colorful.
Learn more at https://www.museumoficecream.com
Museum of Sex, NYC
In their own words, the Mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The Museum produces exhibitions, publications and programs that bring the best of current scholarship on sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences and is committed to encouraging public enlightenment, discourse and engagement.
Since it opened, the Museum of Sex has generated over 30 exhibitions and 6 virtual installations, every one of them keeping with the museum’s mission of advocating open discourse surrounding sex and sexuality as well as striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship, according to their website.The Museum of Sex is committed to addressing a wide range of topics, while simultaneously highlighting material and artifacts from different continents, cultures, time periods and media.
Learn more at https://www.museumofsex.com
Museum of Death, LA and New Orleans
In 1995 JD Healy and Cathee Shultz decided to fill the void of death education in this country and make death their life’s work. The Museum of Death is home to the world’s largest collection of death related exhibits. It includes everything from serial killer artwork, antique funeral ephemera, mortician and coroners instruments, Manson Family memorabilia, pet death taxidermy, crime scene photographs and more. Located in Hollywood and New Orleans, this is a museum experience you won’t forget!
Learn more at http://www.museumofdeath.net
Museum of Jurassic Technology LA
The Museum of Jurassic Technology is an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic. Their website explains the museum as a place that serves dual functions. On the one hand the Museum provides the academic community with a specialized repository of relics and artifacts from the Lower Jurassic, with an emphasis on those that demonstrate unusual or curious technological qualities. On the other hand the Museum serves the general public by providing the visitor a hands-on experience of “life in the Jurassic”.
Filled with exhibits that can only be described as Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for the pseudo-intellectual the ever changing museum exhibits will unlock your curiosity. Explore the museum exhibits downstairs and then head to the second floor for complimentary russian tea and cookies and a beautiful green and lucious dove sanctuary.
Learn more at http://mjt.org
Museum of Bad Art, Somerville, MA
Created in 1994, the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community based not for profit museum that celebrates artists that whose work is not displayed or appreciated anywhere else. MOBA has an impressive collection of up to 800 pieces, but due to space only show 40-50 at a time.
Learn more at http://museumofbadart.org