You could literally eat the artwork at this sweet interactive installation!
Are you feeling sweet? Want to visit a cool exposition and take cute Instagram pictures? Want to participate in an interactive experience? Candytopia is the place for you to visit because all the artwork in the entire exposition is made of candy! Located in the Philadelphia Fashion District, this interactive experience is a candy-wonderland! Not to sugarcoat it, but this is a super unique art exhibit that will leave you craving candy. In 2019, for its first grand opening, tickets were sold out until March 2020. Now Candytopia is back and better than ever!
“For anyone who’s ever dreamed of scoring a Golden Ticket or nibbling their way through Candyland, Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative confectionary wonderland with a one-of-a-kind full sensory experience and welcomes people of all ages to explore their sweet tooth like never before”, Candytopia’s press release mentions.
It has dozens of interactive art installations all made of candy and taffy that you can take whimsical pictures with to upgrade your Instagram profile and discover a creative art form. When exploring this sweet exhibit you’ll find:
- Flying unicorn pigs
- Colossal candy creations
- Marshmallow tsunamis
- Confetti explosions
- A Giant fire-breathing candy dragon
- Candy in every single room
- Candy-recreations of famous artwork
- Sensory experiences around a giant gumball machine
- Photo opps at every corner
Additionally, to honor the city, the artists behind Candytopia have symbolized some of the most iconic Philly centric things in candy form; a Rocky Statue, a portrait of Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a candy recreation honoring Campbell’s soup in Camden, a giant sphinx inspired by the prized sphinx at the Penn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and so much more!
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the exhibit for visitors. Face covering must be worn indoors and social distancing measures will be put in place.
Where: 901 Market Street #1150, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Adults: $28
- Ages 4-12: $20
- Ages 0-3: Free