If you have been following me for some time now, you know I love going to pop up museums. They have been popping up all over NYC over the last few months and I have to admit, they are hard to keep track of. To make it easy for you, I’ve lined all of them up for you along with a map of where they are located in the city.
Location: 93 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Schedule: October 3rd, 2018- October 31st, 2018
What: The Nightmare Machine is making all your nightmares come true. Get ready to see UFOs, cockroaches, a graveyard, and jump into hell.
What to Wear: Your best costume!
Cost: $38. Purchase Tickets HERE
The Color Factory
Location: 251 Spring St, New York, NY 10013
Schedule: July 17th, 2018- October 14th, 2018
What: Color Factory is a pop up that evokes feelings from color. Each room gives you a totally new sensation and if completely different from each other. Get ready for sweet treats, a dance party, a questions maze, blind drawing, and the ultimate ball pit! Artists, creatives, designers have teamed up with Color Factory to tell their unique color stories and engage all of your senses in unexpected ways. This has probably been one of my favorite pop ups yet because each room has a different activity! It’s a pretty colorful playground for adults!
What to Wear: I recommend wear color because after all, this is a pop up all about color! Go all out and wear the rainbow!
Cost: $38. Kids under two are free. Purchase tickets HERE
Location: 445 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
Schedule: July 12, 2018 - October 21, 2018. See availability when purchasing tickets. Closed on Tuesdays
What: Rosé Mansion is a pop up all about your favorite summer drink- Rosé. Each room teaches you about how rosé is made in a interesting way. You get to sample different types of rosé from all around the world too! Get ready to swing on crystal chandeliers, sit on a huge thrown, and create your own Rosé!!
What to Wear: I recommend wearing pink! Whether you are a lady or a gentlemen, pink is the best option for this pop up because all the rooms are curated to look pretty next to pink (the color of rosé).
Cost: General admission $45; HAPPY HOUR - $35; $10 off Monday - Friday before 4:30pm. Purchase tickets HERE
Location: 145 W 32nd Street New York, NY 10001
Schedule: Open till November 15th, 2018. Check online for schedule and availability.
What: Are you a fan of candy? If so, this pop up is the one for you! Get ready to be absolutely blown away by what you can create with candy. I was shocked by what the artists did. Think Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Thousands of hours were spent to create this pop up and it is worth it! If you have kids, they will love this pop up. I felt like the pop up was more curated for kids but adults who have an inner child in them still will love it too. Get ready for the biggest sugar high of your life because they hand out tons of candy along the way.
What to Wear: This pop up is so colorful and has the craziest backdrops that you might want to opt out for a simple outfit. Stick to head to toe of a single color like black and white.
Cost: Adults: $34 Kids ages; 4-12yrs: $26. Purchase tickets HERE
Room For Tea
Location: 371 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Schedule: Aug 28 - Sep 22. 2018
What: 5 rooms + 14 highlights all inspired by bubble tea! If you love bubble tea, then this pop up is a must!! You get to experience rooms that relate back to bubble tea and also experience a tea ceremony! Plus, at the end of the pop up you get a full sized bubble tea. The tea was really yummy and perfect for a hot day! I accidentally got the tea in the beginning so make sure not to do that because I had to chug my tea down haha
What to Wear: For Room for Tea, all the rooms are so different from each other that I recommend wearing something very neutral. Even a classic look like jeans and a white T-shirt will work well in each room.
Cost: $23 general admission ; $33 for additional 40 minute tea ceremony; kids under 4 yrs old are free. Purchase tickets HERE
Location: 173 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Schedule: Open till October 21st, 2018; Generally open 6-10pm
What: A two hour experience down the rabbit hole. Take a trip out to Bushwick if you want to totally escape from New York and into a fairy tale book, but with a lot of alcohol and laughter incorporated. This is not your G-rated version of Alice in Wonderland. My two hours spent on this double decker bus was absolutely magical! We created potions, ate mini cucumber sandwiches, played drinking games, and even made a new song with the help of the incredibly talented hosts. I also made a few knew friends along the way. This was by far one of the funnest experiences I have been to in New York and highly recommend checking it out before it closes!!
What to Wear: Since this is an Alice in Wonderland inspired experience, dress up like your favorite characters from the book.
Cost: $50 includes cocktails. Purchase tickets HERE
Location: 430 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Schedule: Calendar is open till the end of November 2018
What: A pop up inside the Winky Lux store. The makeup brand has created six different rooms that relate back to some of their most popular makeup products. you will get to take photos on some of the prettiest painted rooms and get to know more about the makeup brand. Test out all the products because they have a lot to choose from. My favorite room was the mini dollhouse with the tea party set up!
What to Wear: For this pop up I recommend wearing a color or set of colors in the pink or purple family. The rooms are all so different (some rooms are more vibrant while others are more pastel) but you’ll compliment each room in pinks or purples. Plus, make sure to pick out one of your favorite Winky Lux products at the end of your visit. I’m loving my new matcha lip balm!
Cost: $10 but the ticket credited for a purchase at the store. Purchase Tickets HERE
Past Pop Ups
Schedule: Closed. Returns in September 2019
What: This pop up only comes around once a year to New York and it’s usually during the second and third week of September. So keep your eyes peeled for next years pop up. Make sure to grab your tickets early because they sell out pretty quick. 29 rooms is a pop up Refinery 29 created where there are 29 rooms with different messages. Whether it’s political, all about female power, beauty, music, art, health- they cover all the topics! You’ll feel a different emotion in each room and you’ll leave the experience learning something new.
What to Wear: I recommend wearing a couple or colors from the primary group here. Yes, let’s go back to elementary school here for a minute. Primary colors consist of blue, red, and yellow. Each room is so different from each other but the standard colors are incorporated in each room so you can’t go wrong!
The Pint Shop
Happy Go Lucky:
Until next the next pop up….