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Power Up: The Science Museum Game Extravaganza Returns in April

Power Up: The Science Museum Game Extravaganza Returns in April
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Play hundreds of video games on 160 different consoles at the Science Museum in April.

Power Up, the museum’s annual gaming show, returns for a fifth outing, celebrating video games, consoles and computers in all their glory.

Travel through the history of gaming, from consoles dating back nearly half a century such as Binatone or Atari 2600, to the latest PlayStation and Xbox models.

The year the classic arcade game Pong turns 50 and Mario Kart turns 30 (does anyone feel old yet?), Power Up is a chance to rediscover childhood favorites as well than to discover new versions. Both single and multiplayer setups are available, and there is, of course, a leaderboard – but keep it civil.

Want to introduce your kids to games from your childhood and show them what the world was like before Fortnite? Power Up is suitable for ages 5 and up, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There are special adults-only sessions on certain dates, for the chance to kick back with a beer and fight with your friends all evening.

Additionally, the monthly Science Museum ending takes on a gaming theme for the April 27 edition, and there’s a Sensory Power Up experience on April 16, for families with anyone who benefits from a quieter visit, like people with autism.

Power Up is at the Science Museum, 2-19 April 2022. Tickets start at £8 and must be booked in advance.

Last updated March 18, 2022

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