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The Arcade Age Exhibit

The Arcade Age Exhibit returns on the 26th for the entire December Break! Following the break, the exhibit will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

In addition to the exhibits and over 50 playable games, we'll have a DoLorean and some Back to the Future memorabilia in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the film!

Learn the History, Play the Games

Over 50 playable classic arcade games.

Available on Saturday & Sunday Only
90-Minute Sessions at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Separate Admission Required, $10pp ($8 museum members)

The Arcade Age explores the short history of video arcade games through exhibits and gameplay, just as they were intended to be experienced - in an arcade!

The Cradle of Aviation Museum has transformed a section of its galleries into an arcade complete with unforgettable favorites like Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong and more. Not only can you play the arcade classics, but the museum will also feature an exhibit telling the story of video arcade games; from the pioneers in the early 40s and 50s to the golden age in the late 70s and early 80s to its crash, revival and ultimate decline in the 90s. It is a story of the creative and innovative people who explored groundbreaking technologies, the games that sprung from their ingenuity and a culture that was shaped by their developments.


Admission is $10.00 per person
($8.00 museum member tickets are available at the box office)

General museum admission is not required nor included in Arcade Exhibit admission. Admission includes unlimited free play - no coins required!


The Arcade Age Exhibit will have three 90-minute sessions on weekends at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.

- Masks required
- Gloves required (and supplied)
- Limited entry to maintain social distance
- Machines are cleaned in between each session