I’ve always loved a good pop up and this past weekend I was lucky enough to visit my favorite one yet! The Color Factory in San Francisco is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The exhibition is a blogger’s dream with the colorful landscapes and perfect lighting in each room. The colorful exhibit also includes 15 interactive experiences throughout making it fun for all ages.
The exhibition begins with a rainbow stairwell leading you down to the first floor and entry where the friendliest staff greet you and explain how the Color Factory works.
Next you move into the first room to register and get your ID card which activates several cameras throughout the venue and sends the pictures directly to your inbox (remember when I said it was an instagrammers dream? Ummmm YES!). This first room has a cookie wheel, a scratch and sniff wall with tons of unique scents such as “your grandma’s perfume” and “bubble gum” and a charcoal lemonade stand by Pressed Juicery (my fave). The following rooms are orange which includes lots of orange items such as cheese puffs (amazing), followed by the blue room with tons and tons of blue balloons and finally the green room which has life sized markers that you can draw on the walls with.
The Cookie Wheel
Having fun before we even got to our first colored room!
The Green Room
As you wrap up the first floor you go through the ribbon room which includes thousands of multicolored ribbons hanging from the ceiling. The ribbons are hung so densely that as you walk through you can’t even see if someone is in front of you. It’s pretty cool!
Next you move upstairs – even in between rooms and in the bathrooms, fun, colorful and sometimes funny items cover the walls.
One of the bathroom walls was covered with funny sayings and one was covered with whoopee cushions. Both hysterical!
The upstairs section starts with the confetti room which I think was my favorite of the entire exhibit. Colorful confetti covers the floor and is falling from the ceiling making it impossible not to smile! Every single person in the room had a grin from ear to ear while throwing, rolling in or chasing their little ones through the colorful confetti.
The purple room was next. Honestly, the purple room was sort of boring (but what wouldn’t be after the confetti room) so rather than partake in the selfies which was the theme of the room, what did we do? MORE CONFETTI!
The last room, and probably the fan favorite (although since I’m a germaphobe it wasn’t really mine), was the yellow room. This room includes a humongous ball pit with over 200,000 plastic yellow balls. So so fun for the kiddos!
And finally, the exhibit ended the perfect way – with an ice cream stand!
I wish everyone could experience the amazingness that is the Color Factory! It was so well done and such a fun, happy place. They just extended their stay through September (which sold out in 6 hours) and the inside scoop is they plan to extend again through October. Then I heard they are going on the road with their sight set on New York City as their first stop. So keep your eye out for tickets when they become available!
As I look back at this incredible experience, I can’t help but think of one of my favorite quotes “She had a cocktail in her hand & confetti in her hair.” I felt like I got to live out a little bit of that fantasy at the Color Factory – all they need now is champagne!