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Temporary Avocado Museum Starts National Tour In San Diego This Summer

April 9, 2018

A 6,700 square-foot avocado museum made out of more than a dozen shipping containers is popping up in Liberty Station this Summer, and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Get ready for The Cado, ripening in San Diego starting this June.

From native San Diego sisters Anne Buehner and Mary Carr with backing from The California Avocado Commission, The Cado will be an interactive exhibit built from 16 shipping containers that will form seven rooms, each with its own multi-sensory experience. Tickets are $27 for adults and go on sale starting on April 10, with the museum opening in Liberty Station on June 16 through August. After the San Diego engagement, The Cado plans to go on a tour to other U.S. cities.

Upon entering, attendees will receive retro Walkmans that will tell the story of how avocados go from farm to grocery. Expect sections like The Ripe Room, which will have textured walls to demonstrate what a perfect avocado feels like. There will also be a 100-foot gradual color changing hallway to symbolize the coloring differences that take place during ripening of an avocado and a room designed to look like a powder room that demonstrates the fruit's cosmetic benefits. In the onsite avocado grove, bites will be offered from area restaurants. There will also be a gift shop laid out like a grocery store with plenty of avocado-themed merchandise and off-the-wall avocado products.

For more information, visit thecado.co.