One of the first things we did on our trip to New York City last week was visit The Color Factory. Tickets are timed and must be purchased in advance so I bought us tickets for Monday afternoon. The timing worked out perfectly – we were able to check in to our hotel room early, navigate the subway to SoHo successfully, get some lunch at City Winery, and then go to this fabulous pop up museum at 3:30.
You start with a group of 15 of so people but there are 16 different exhibits/rooms that you move through at your own pace. It was busy but not overly crowded and we were given mochi ice cream to try while we waited.
These strips of color paper hang in the lobby. They are stunning.
Each room is unique and full of . . . color! The exhibits encourage you to play and explore your relationship with color and consider how color influences your daily life. There are plenty of treats throughout the show, including these beautiful macarons.
It’s visually stunning and stimulating. We danced, we drew portraits (badly, I might add), we ate candy, we tossed helium balloons around, and we laughed.
Our favorite part, by far, was the giant ball pit! Dale, of course, plunged right in because he’s a big kid who has never lost his ability to play. Hannah and I were a bit squeamish for a second (all those balls and all those germs) but we only hesitated for a second or two and then we jumped in as well.
And then we played. And laughed. And took a whole bunch of fun photos.
It was the perfect start to our vacation!