NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, APRIL 1 – 2

Enjoy free admission and activities all weekend

WHAT: The National Videogame Museum (NVM) turns one on April 2, 2017, and will celebrate its anniversary on April 1 and April 2. As a thank you to the community, general admission will be FREE to the public, and a slew of activities will take place throughout the celebratory weekend.

Patrons are encouraged to make donations while at the museum to benefit the Frisco Education Foundation and the creation of the new NVM Annual Scholarship, which will be awarded to students who embrace the creation and use of innovative science and technology.

Activities:

Gaming tournaments hosted throughout the weekend

Photo opportunities with popular cosplay characters

The museum will host giveaways and will include items from NVM, memberships to NVM; and a grand prize of one of the latest consoles in today’s market!

Membership: Throughout the month of April, all existing NVM memberships can be renewed at throwback prices: $99.99 for a family membership (up to four people), and $44.99 for an individual membership. The renewal date will begin when the current membership expires.

Please visit the NVM website for additional activities and a detailed schedule coming soon.

WHEN: Saturday, April 1 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Frisco Discovery Center
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75034
Free parking

COST: FREE!

Museum highlights:

  • 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 Game Boy 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 www.nvmusa.org.

Admission: $12; $10 children 10 and under, military, educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets.)

General 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.)

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