The imaginative program allows aficionados of the frozen treat to participate in several adventures.
Ice Cream Sunday, now in its 11th year, is the museum's largest summer event and usually attracts about 700 people.
Good sports will be able to explore their competition skills (and their tolerance for brain freeze), at the ice cream sandwich-eating contest beginning at
Standard competition rules apply.
"In the 4 to 6 age group, the child who eats one ice cream sandwich the fastest wins; in the 7 to 10 group, the first one to eat two ice cream sandwiches wins; in the 11 to 13 group, the first one to eat three ice cream sandwiches is the winner. In the older two age groups, the contestants will see how many ice cream sandwiches they can eat in three minutes. Each competition lasts just three minutes. The winners will get prizes," said museum spokesman
If you'd like to participate, you must sign up in the NMFRHM lobby the day of the event.
Caliche's will provide a free cup of frozen custard to the first 600 people who pay admission. Southwest
You can also try making ice cream yourself with an old-fashioned, tried-and-true method that involves rolling coffee cans, with rock salt, ice and a creamy concoction you'll magically transform into America's favorite treat, if all goes well.
Learn more about the culture of ice cream in a living history exhibit that recreates a tableau of life and frosty treats in 1942.
"The time frame is about six months after the attack on
"We'll have staff and volunteers portraying about a dozen characters including a
"We're planning to have entertainment, maybe some volunteers lip-syncing the Andrews Sisters, and from
While you're at the museum, check out exhibits celebrating 3,000 years of farming and ranching life in the Southwest. Museum galleries are featuring
The museum campus also has special activities for kids, a gift shop and snack bar, outdoor corrals with livestock, a dairy barn, blacksmith shop and greenhouse and gardens.
All the ice cream adventures are covered in regular fees for the museum, located at
Regular museum hours are
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