By Jan Carabeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – No need to go to the shore this summer if you want to spend time at the arcade. The Franklin Institute’s brand new exhibit takes gaming to a whole new level.

Starting on Saturday, more than 100 playable video games will take center stage in the new special exhibition Game Masters.

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The exhibition explores the evolution of gaming over five decades and features dozens of the world’s top video game designers.

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Visitors will get to try their hand at arcade classics such as Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man, as well as iconic console-based games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Rock Band. Today’s indie hits like Angry Birds and Minecraft are also featured.

The 14,000-square-foot exhibit also looks at the science behind video games with topics including coding, robotics and problem-solving.

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Game Masters at the Franklin Institute opens Saturday, March 31, and runs through Labor Day.