We haven’t had a chance to check out the National Videogame Museum in Frisco yet, but we did see it when they were about to open last time we were at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. My husband has been begging to go, so we’ll probably have to check it out since video games are a huge part of our family!
Read the press release below for more information! Hopefully we will get a chance to go soon, and I’ll report back with more info on what you can expect to see and do there. 🙂
NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM CELEBRATES FATHER’S DAY WITH HALF-PRICED TICKETS
The National Videogame Museum (NVM) in Frisco will celebrate dads on Father’s Day with half-priced admission tickets. Normally $12, the tickets for dads will be $6 plus tax and can be purchased at the door.
$12 general admission
$10 for children 10 and under, as well as military, educators and seniors
(Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets)
WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2017 from noon to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Frisco Discovery Center: 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75034 (free parking)
- Pixel Dreams: A 1980s-inspired arcade full of timeless classics such as Asteroids, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and more.
- Giant Pong: Play the classic game Pong on the world’s largest home Pong console on a giant 15-foot TV replica from the 1970s.
- Head-to-Head Hall: A hall full of gaming stations where you can go head-to-head with friends, family or competitors in tournaments. Guests may find a set of game systems and games they’ve never seen before or find a tribute to their favorite game franchise played on 10 different systems. The hall takes advantage of NVM’s 12,000+ library of games and will be an ever-changing area of fun.
- Gearbox behind the scenes: See the actual office of Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Software and creator of the games Borderlands, Brothers in Arms and Duke Nukem Forever.
- The Timeline of Consoles: Learn the stories and see artifacts from more than 50 past and present videogame consoles on a physical timeline.
- Rarest artifacts: A collection of rare artifacts will be displayed including the only Sega Neptune prototype, the unreleased Barbie edition for the Nintendo GameBoy Pocket system, the Atari Mindlink controller (one of only two in the world), the ultra-rare RDI Halcyon laserdisc-based game console and the Nintendo World Championships cartridge from 1990.
About the National Videogame Museum
The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values within videogames. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path as a highly interactive, entertaining and educational experience. The NVM archive is unparalleled in size and comprised of dozens of one-of-a-kind artifacts, in addition to more than 100,000 pieces of rotating videogame hardware, software, documentation and memorabilia. The center is available for corporate events, birthday parties, field trips and research studies and is open to the public six days a week. For more information, visit http://www.nvmusa.org/.
Hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)