The Arcade Age Exhibit

Hello and happy new year everyone!

I know it's been a while since I last posted, but I wanted to enjoy the holidays and spend some time with friends who were in town. Now though, let's get back to business! Today, I spent the morning at the Cradle of Aviation, which is mainly an aviation museum on the Island but every so often they do these little cool one off exhibits, and they just opened one of old school arcade games. I remember spending a lot of time growing up at arcades. Whether it was spending hours with my best friend playing Jurassic Park (we would literally not give up that game until we had beaten the entire thing), challenging everyone at SkeeBall or throwing as many balls into Feed Big Bertha's mouth as fast as I could.

The exhibit, called The Arcade Age, delves into the history and influence arcade games had on our culture, their importance and then their eventual decline. The best part of the exhibit is that you can actually play all the games, and they have everything ranging from the 1970s through the 1990s.

When I say they have everything, I mean everything. They have classic Atari games like Star Wars and Centipede; they also have everyone's favorites like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Tetris; cult favorites like Space Invaders and Galaga (I played this one the most, I forgot how much I loved it!); and the ones I spent all my coins on when I was younger, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II and Double Dragon.

If you're a fan of video games or simply just want to relive your childhood, this is definitely an exhibit you should check out. Tickets are $24 for 90 minutes of unlimited play time. You can check out more information here!

I tried to take some pictures for you guys, but really I just got too into playing everything haha, so here are just a few:


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