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Let’s play! An exhibit about the history of video games
Jan 17, 2020 - Apr 13, 2020
(Key visual copyright Swiss National Museum/Roli Hofer)
Pacman, Tetris and Super Mario Bros. are names that bring up memories. Yet just a couple of decades ago, video games were looked at as a gimmick.
This spring, the Swiss National Museum in Zürich is dedicating a temporary exhibit to the history of video games.
As one of the world's top leisure activities, video games have surely established themselves in popular culture. (Globally, some 2.5 billion people play video games!) The evolution from Commodore 64 to today's virtual reality experiences in cyberspace is remarkable.
This exhibit looks at the 50-years old history of electronic games, giving visitors lots of opportunities to get hands on. When is the last time you played Pacman? Personally, I cannot wait to see this exhibit and get my game on... Who knows? I might even start to spend my lunch hours there!
Test your skills in this browser based game especially developed for the exhibit.
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 10 AM to 5 PM, Thu 10 AM to 7 PM, closed on Mon
(All photographs copyright Swiss National Museum)