Power UP
Science Museum, London
Until 7 Aug 2016

Power UP at the Science Museum, credit Benjamin Ealovega, Science Museum Power UP at the Science Museum, credit Benjamin Ealovega, Science Museum

School’s out and so are the gadgets at the Science Museum, where it is going console crazy for two weeks of interactive gaming fun with Power UP. This hands-on and fully interactive gaming event is the perfect summer activity for all the family. Running until Sunday 7 August, Power UP features the very best video games, computers and consoles from the past 40 years. Everything on display can be touched and played – so it is hands on and game on!

With over 160 systems and hundreds of games that are all fully operable and available to play on - from Pong and Pacman to Lego and Halo - there is something to suit beginners and experts, competitive parents, multiplayers, retro fans and everybody else in between. Running in partnership with leading gaming specialists European Gaming League (EGL), gamer girls and boys are in for a museum experience like no other.

The very latest Next Gen consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One will be on hand in addition to the latest craze in VR, Occulus Rift - alongside classic PC titles Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog and a host of Disney and Batman games. So parents and kids alike can each show off their skills to the other!

Split into multiple zones, featuring the most loved and popular games linked by theme, content and brand – from Atari and SEGA to PlayStation and Nintendo, Power UP offers players of all ages the perfect opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at its liveliest: up-close and hands-on.

Early programmable computers and classic 80s educational games will also be playable alongside the most current and contemporary of games - highlighting just how far and fast gaming culture has developed over the past 40 years.

Info: Power UP runs from until Sunday 7 August at the Science Museum, London. Book tickets | #PowerUp It is recommended for ages 5+. Tickets can be bought on the day from the museum but advance online booking is recommended for the four times daily 90 minute sessions, which start at 11.00. Day passes and family tickets are available. #PowerUp

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