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.READ MORE: Chester County Day Care, Preschool Director Arrested For Failing To Report Child Abuse, Prosecutors Say
The exhibition explores the evolution of gaming over five decades and features dozens of the world’s top video game designers.READ MORE: Remembering Pearl Harbor: Camden County Holds 80th Anniversary Ceremony On Battleship New Jersey
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.MORE NEWS: Spirit Airlines Adding 7 New Flight Destinations From Philadelphia
Game Masters at the Franklin Institute opens Saturday, March 31, and runs through Labor Day.