"Game Changers" at the Science Museum L-R: Fruit Ninja, Dance Central, Minecraft


Game Changers

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Feb. 15-May 5
Time Varies
Free with museum admission
Art, Family Events, Museums

The Science Museum’s latest exhibition, “Game Changers,” will turn the space into a 10,000-square-foot arcade loaded with 100 playable games, including rare machines from the ’70s and ’80s and a giant dance game setup. You’ll also learn a bit about the history of video-game creation thanks to a retrospective covering over 40 years and 30 designers. There will be rare concept artwork, creator interviews, and interactive stations exploring things like game music, design, and more.The show breaks things down into three categories: The Arcade Heroes (landmark games like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Asteroids), the Game Changers (unexpected and influential hits like Diablo III, LEGO Batman 3, Rock Band 3, Sonic the Hedgehog), and the Indies (games that made it big without massive early backing, such as Angry Birds, Minecraft, and Castle Crashers). You’ll be able to play them all for the price of museum admission.