National Videogame Museum – Frisco, Texas
As gamers, we all demanded it: A place where we can learn about the videogame industry’s rich history, where it’s heading next, and how we can all be a part of it. Situated inside the Frisco Discovery Center, the National Videogame Museum (NVM) is a veritable retro gamer’s nirvana, dedicated solely to the history of the videogame industry.
This is the country’s first dedicated videogame museum, established to document, preserve and exhibit our industry’s rich history. Opened in 2016, the museum includes classic video game arcade machines in an arcade setting, games on different video game consoles in a living room setting, games on historic computers, exhibits on the history of the industry, artifacts, and memorabilia about the video game industry.
This museum has 20 interactive exhibits on display including an 80s-themed arcade, gaming stations, an 80s room, and more. A place where we can meet and expand our vast community of creative and competitive minds. A place that exudes fun in a permanent home where on any given day we can play the games of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Tickets and Membership
- $12 (general admission)
- $10 (ages 10 and under)
- $10 (Senior Citizens, Educators, and Active Military. Must present valid ID at time of purchase.)
- Ages 3 and under are free.
- Individual membership – $34.99
- Family Membership (4 people) – $79.99
The goal of the National Videogame Museum is to document as much information about the creation and evolution of the videogame industry as possible and preserve as many physical artifacts as possible for generations to come. The National Videogame Museum believes that videogames are meant to be played and that’s the thought behind each and every exhibit in the museum.
Visitors can play a wide variety of games on consoles and personal computers; there’s even a huge 15-foot-high Pong game and a video game arcade that has such games as Centipede and Donkey Kong. They’re all here as well as an 80’s style classic gaming arcade with gaming stations for you to go head-to-head with family and friends. Talk about a blast from the past.
Highlights include a reproduced boy’s bedroom from the 1980s, complete with “Star Wars” sheets and a Nintendo console.