Multi-sensory California Avocado Pop-up Museum Coming Soon
Beginning this summer, California avocado fans will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a multi-sensory exhibition that explores the Golden State’s favorite fruit from seed to skin. The CADO, which will debut in San Diego at the South Promenade of Liberty Station, is a mobile 6,700 square-foot pop-up experience comprised of 16 custom-built and interconnected shipping containers. The California Avocado Commission is title sponsor of the pop-up museum.
In major cities across the United States, immersive, instructive and artistic pop-ups have become a growing trend, with visitors posting their favorite pop-up photos to Instagram and other social media channels. With that trend in mind, The CADO features seven distinct rooms with large-scale California avocado-centric interactive art installations. Visitors begin their journey through a mid-century styled lobby, travel through an ombré-colored hallway that replicates the hue of California avocados and can touch avocado-textured walls in the Ripe Room. Fans also can listen to how California avocados make the journey from grove to grocer (via vintage Walkmans®), enjoy the aura of an actual California avocado grove and sample California avocado dishes from local San Diego restaurants.
General admission tickets are $27, with children under 3 free. Families are encouraged to participate in “Family Wednesdays” which offer kid-focused tours and discounted pricing of $22 (adults 13+) and $12 (kids 12 & under).
The CADO is located at 2850 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA, 92106. It will be in San Diego this summer for a limited time and will be open Tuesday – Saturday (10:00 am – 8:00 pm) and Sunday (11:00 am – 7:00 pm). The CADO will provide kid-friendly tours on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.