A pop-up avocado museum is coming to San Diego, Calif. this summer. Called “The CADO,” it promises to be a “pop-up experience celebrating California’s favorite fruit,” according to its website — and it aims to make its point in the most creative way possible. You’d better act fast if you want to go, though; tickets went on sale today, and, as you might expect, they’re going quite quickly indeed.
The CADO Ticket Countdown: 3 more days! Have you signed up for our email to get a reminder? Link in bio. . Each day, we’ll unpeel a little more about The CADO. . THE ✌🏼💛🥑 WHY We saw an opportunity to: 1. Bring EXPERIENTIAL ART to ☀️San Diego and similar cities outside of the usual LA, NYC, SF hubs. 2. Use the Instagram pop-up trend to EDUCATE. We’ll unravel the journey it took for 🥑 to get to your IG feed in a way that feels more like recess than class. 3. Bring people together around A COMMON LOVE. What is more unifying than gathering around a table for delicious, nutrient-full California Avocados?✨
Well And Good reports that features at The CADO will include a “Ripe Room,” which uses textured walls and your sense of touch to teach museum-goers “how to pick the perfect avocado”; you’ll also be able to simulate what it would be like to walkthrough an avocado thanks to a “100-foot-long ombre hallway, inspired by the light-to-dark flesh of an avocado,” according to Delish (so, hey, you’ll finally get to live out all your Honey, I Shrunk The Kids! dreams), take selfies in a “powder room” dedicated to extolling the fruit’s beauty benefits, and — of course — shop in a grocery-esque store for everything from standard souvenirs like tote bags and pins to things like avocado milk and avocado cereal (whatever those are). If you venture out into the avocado grove that will apparently surround the place, you’ll also be able to order actual food from local restaurants featuring the fruit of the hour.
Tickets went on sale on The CADO’s website April 10th and they cost $27 a pop for everyone over the age of 3; however, you can get a small discount if you visit on one of The CADO’s “Family Wednesdays”: On those dates, tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for kids. Tickets also must be purchased in advance — so, you can’t just show up and expect to be allowed in right then and there.