Get Ready Player One, This is a Game Changer
I recently attended an event at the Science Museum of MN and got free tickets to come back and check out the newest exhibit: Game Changers.
Now I don’t really consider myself a ‘gamer’ per-say. I have friends who will argue with me on this point because I basically grew up glued to a Nintendo, battling my best friend at every Mario game released in the decade before she moved away. When I got a little older, we upgraded our systems to a PlayStation and my sisters and I spent countless hours in our basement whittling away the hours of our youth playing Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. Not to mention, I also love getting lost in virtual worlds of JRPGs… but I digress.
The Game Changers exhibit is host to over 100 games, honestly most of them you’ve probably never heard of unless you are a next level nerd, (and I say that with the highest respect!) displays of amazing original concept art and some pretty amazing BTS (behind the scenes) info of how the world of game design works.
Ready to Play?
What to Know Before you Go:
Exhibit Dates: Feb. 15. - May 5, 2019
Admission: Adults: $19.95 / Kids: $12.95 / Under 4: Free
Parking: Pay lot attached to building, price varies by amount of hours
Coat Check: No - but they do have lockers you can store your stuff!
Food: Don’t be hangry, there are several small cafe’s throughout the museum!
The exhibit was pretty awesome to see (and play!) I will say though, as an adult (who doesn’t have children) I would recommend going a little later in the day if you’re planning to check this out on a weekend. Otherwise you’ll be battling all the kids for a chance to play your game of choice.
However, if you ARE a parent, you should TOTALLY bring your kids to this. They will love it, and as a result, also love you for being the BEST parent, LIKE EVER.
I’m not going to lie though, I really wish there would have been some old school Mario to play, but alas, no luck. There were however some old school Sega games I used to play, which were pretty fun to see in action again. And I was able to get my hands on some fun puzzle games, which is usually my go-to when it comes to solo games.
Ok.. maybe I am a bit of a gamer... but we don’t need to split hairs here.
So if you’re looking for something to do in this seemingly never-ending winter, I highly recommend checking out the Game Changers exhibit to beat your winter blues! Go re-live your glory days of killing it at Mrs. Pacman and let your kids teach you all about Minecraft (as if you don’t already know, am I right?)
The price of seeing this exhibit also covers the price of admission to the rest of the Science Museum, so why not go make an entire afternoon of it? There are over 3 floors of exhibits to get your hands on and immerse yourself into science!
If you’ve already seen the exhibit, let me know what you thought about it in the comments!
Until next time, this blogger is logging off.