Given that there's been Instagram palaces backed by everyone from fast food chains to ice cream and candy companies, a museum featuring Jason Mraz as our trusted professor of avocados doesn't sound bizarre, like, at all. If that sounds like your jam, then you'll be thrilled to know that the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter-turned-organic farmer will school you (via an old-school Walkman) on the popular toast topper at The Cado, a three-month pop-up in northern San Diego that's billing itself as the world's first museum dedicated to
millennials' everyone's favorite fruit.
Holding court at the mixed-use development North City from June 27 to September 22, the 3,500-square-foot space will house six rooms that'll "examine the nutrient-dense fruit from seed to skin." In addition to Mraz's Avocado Growing 101, expect to a room covered in avocado-skin wallpaper, a space featuring the "Hass Mother Tree of California," and The Pit Stop, a.k.a. a corner that'll highlight "the best of avocado culture." We're told there'll also be "a few pop-up shop surprises," too.
Entry is timed in 15-minute slots and adult admission is $19, ages 3 to 12 are $14, and students and military are $17.50. Tickets officially go on sale today for the summer experience, which is (naturally) sponsored by the California Avocado Commission, among other big-name partners — which sounds a lot less dubious and heart-clogging considering that they're not hawking fried meat strips, for instance. And besides, we've never met an avocado–related anything that we didn't like.
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The Cado at North City, 250 North City Dr., San Marcos, 92078; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; closed Monday through Wednesday