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NYC's first Museum of Candy is coming this summer and we're already sugar high

Danielle Valente

If you can't resist a few tasty treats, you'll be pleased to know that NYC's first-ever Museum of Candy is making its debut this summer. As if we weren't anxious enough for the warm weather, now we're really kicking our excitement into high gear. Move over, Willy Wonka—we're cutting ahead of you on line. 

The 30,000-square-foot real-life Candy Land, complete with DIY candy stations, the largest gummy bears on Earth, a dessert marketplace, a full-service restaurant and an outdoor café promises to be exceptionally sweet. From the masterminds behind The Sugar Factory, this location is set to be the first of three candy museums. It'll open in the space of the closed Limelight Club, which was located at 656 Sixth Ave. 

You might want to start practicing your photography skills now; the attraction will feature 15 different candy-themed experiential rooms, and you'll certainly want to up your Instagram game while you're visiting. Naturally, this isn't all about aesthetics—it's about eating. Get ready for a mighty fine sugar high. 

Of course, we're certainly thankful for this much-needed upcoming attraction. If you were looking for a few things to do with the family, make sure this finds a way onto your list. It's the perfect way to make the summer a delight. Plus, it'll feature edible artwork, fun performances and a wonderful experience for the young and young at heart. 

"The idea to create a Museum of Candy originated from the imagination of my inquisitive children and my own personal dreams about a magical candy land,” Sugar Factory founder, Charissa Davidovici said in a statement. “We also drew inspiration from all of our guests at Sugar Factory taking pictures at our life-size Candy Dot wall and with our over-the-top food and drinks. New York City is the perfect location to open our first museum, it’s the epicenter of entertainment—we can’t wait to share this concept worldwide.”

We can't wait to chow down! Keep your eye on the Museum of Candy's website for a set opening date. 

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