All Photos By Gail
Do you like Eggs? I sure do. If you like Eggs and also enjoy visiting the weird little artsy pop-up events that happen in NYC every so often, such as the Museum of Ice Cream and The Musuem of Feelings, then you will want to check out The Egg House. Celebrating its grand opening this past weekend, The Egg House is an egg-themed pop up featuring immersive installations and offering a multi-sensory, interactive experience, not to mention — but you can see I am about to — the thing that the kids seem to love most these days: endless Instagram /selfie opportunities!
I attended the Press Preview of The Egg House the day before it opened to the public, and it was a pretty sweet time! First of all, there were all kinds of free treats, such as delicious real Egg Nog spiked with your choice Brandy or Rum!
The Eggnog was supplied by subscription breakfast delivery service, Break & Co. Find out more about them at Break Co Dot NYC!
Free Egg-Shaped Macarons? I’m there!
Check out the gooey sweet center of these babies!
Samples of treats like these will be available at varying times and are included in the price of your ticket, while vendors Egg Shop, along with Egg Waffle Ice Cream Shop Eggloo will have egg-themed food available for purchase.
At the press event, the Egg Shop kiosk also served as a DJ booth and provided the rockin’ tunes along with these Fried Egg-shaped White Chocolate Pops!
Everybody got one of these Waffle Sundaes from Egloo!
In addition being a place where you can eat lots of sweet snacks, The Egg House was created to share the universal love of eggs and provide a momentary escape from the city. It is home to a character named Ellis, an egg who made his way to New York City (note: while the official story refers to Ellis as “he,” I heard Egg House guides referring to Ellis as “she” on my visit, so I guess there is no fixed answer on that). Like some of us, Ellis struggles, yet remains very hopeful. One afternoon, Ellis falls asleep and guests are invited to explore his house. Egg-citing! Seamlessly connected by a storyline, The Egg House features real life-sized rooms, including The Kitchen, The Foyer, The Pool, Ellis’s Bedroom and The Garden — a in a 3,300 square feet space! Please enjoy a preview of The Egg House, and what you’ll find in the various rooms, via a selection of photos from my visit!
The first room you come to is an interactive selfie-heaven: the Kitchen.
You can sit in this Egg Shell Rocking Chair!
You can also sit in this Giant Egg Carton and pose with the eggs! Ridiculous!
Next, you move on to the Hallway, with its Bridget Riley-esque Op Art floor covering!
Ask for a token which you can use to buy an Egg Shop souvenir pin from one of these old-school vending machines!
Next up is The Egg House’s most popular feature: the Swimming Pool, where you can frolic in a pool filed with egg-colored plastic balls! Be sure to remove your shoes first!
Next, you can visit Ellis’s Bedroom, but be very quiet, as he/she may be sleeping!
Or Maybe not!
Ellis’s Family Portrait
If you peek through the curtain you can watch a video of Ellis’s Adventure in Union Square Park!
Head down the stairs to the Garden, which is in the basement.
Wait your turn for the swing and make sure your phone is charged!
After your Egg-cellent Adventure, you’re going to want some stuff to take home.
There’s also a gift shop offering Egg House souvenirs and other egg-related merchandise! Check it out!
Egg Tote Bags!