America’s favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the Museum’s most popular event of the summer. The 14th-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 16, which happens to be National Ice Cream Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4 to 17. No passes for this event.
The event’s first 600 paying visitors will receive a coupon for a free 5-ounce cup of Caliche’s Frozen Custard, which will be served at the Museum throughout the afternoon. The popular annual ice cream sandwich eating contest and race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12 p.m. Only those who sign up will be allowed to compete and there will be a limited number of participants. The age categories for the contest are: 4-6, 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, and 18-and-over. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.
Families and individuals may make their own ice cream by rolling tin cans or using plastic bags. Living history characters in 1950s/60s costumes will host a fun room that features old-fashioned games such as marbles, jacks and croquet. The Museum also will have a plant sale as part of the festivities, and the Wonders on Wheels (WoW) mobile museum will be here.