National Videogame Museum to Celebrate 1st Birthday

Admission will be free April 1 and 2.

The National Videogame Museum turning 1 in April, and it will be hosting a weekend full of events to celebrate. 

Admission is free on April 1 and 2, and activities will include gaming tournaments, photo opportunities with cosplay characters, and giveaways. The museum is at 8004 Dallas Pkwy in Frisco.

The museum, founded by John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe Santulli, is the culmination of 30 years of archiving and collecting the history of the video game industry from such places as garage sales, flea markets, former programmers, and even trash bins. 

“The founders of the National Videogame Museum understood not only the importance of the video game industry, but also its profound and lasting impact on global popular culture.”
Sean Kelly

“The founders of the National Videogame Museum understood not only the importance of the video game industry, but also its profound and lasting impact on global popular culture,” Kelly said. “We knew it was something that needed to be preserved, and at a time when so many were tossing their old video games into the Dumpsters, we were only too happy to fish them out.”

Kelly said that the museum is expecting a large crowd for the event.

He said the museum plans to expand the exhibits and location in the near future. 

There are 36 concepts they are going to choose from and add to the exhibit. 

“Our expansion plans are already underway and they allow for, among other things, a library that is, alone, the size of the entire current museum,” Kelly said. 

Throughout the month of April, memberships can be renewed at a discounted price of $99.99 for a family membership, and $44.99 for an individual membership.

More information about events at the National Videogame Museum can be found here


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