Power UP at the Science Museum video game extravaganza from Saturday 6 to Monday 22 April 2019

This Easter the Science Museum welcomes back its phenomenally popular interactive gaming event Power UP for a hands-on video game extravaganza featuring the very best video games, computers and consoles from the past four decades.

Power UP 2019 coincides with the London Games Festival and is sure to entertain both gaming enthusiasts as well as novices.

The exhibition takes you on an interactive journey covering four decades of gaming history with 160 consoles and hundreds of games, right from retro arcade classics such as Space Invaders (which also celebrates four decades since carving out its place in pop culture) through to the latest in VR technology, catching a glimpse at what the future may hold for the world of gaming.

Michelle Lockhart, Science Museum Group Commercial Director said: ‘The allure of video games really is universal, there is something to excite and inspire everyone. This truly immersive experience offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to discover the technology and future possibilities of gaming in a fun and interactive environment.’

From Pong and Pacman to Sonic and Super Smash Bros, there is something to suit everyone, whether you’re a parent looking for child-friendly Easter holiday activities or a games aficionado who wants to revel in the classics.

See the evolution of Super Mario Bros from Mario’s debut as a Donkey Kong villain to Super Mario Odyssey on the Switch, follow Lara Croft’s 22 year journey from the first PlayStation console to the latest generation PS4 and Xbox One, or get your nostalgia fix with the classic arcade games too good to update.

Evening adult-only sessions will run on Wednesday 10 and Wednesday 17 April, giving friends and competitive colleagues the perfect opportunity to battle it out on multiplayer favourites like DOOM, Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto. Tickets are on sale here. Power UP is recommended for ages 5+, and all gamers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Ticket prices range from £8 for a child ticket to £20 for a family of three. Children aged 3 and under are free.