Got kids who love games? Get them off whatever mobile device they’re playing and take them to one of these spots, most of which harken back to a time when getting a pixelated frog across a freeway was the pinnacle of gaming success. Whether your’e a pinball pro or a dedicated video gamer, you’ll find something to play at one of these awesome arcade and game museums across the U.S.

Museum of Math – New York, Ny

You know what's cool about math? It's really just a game. And nowhere is that more apparent than at this New York City museum which makes gaming its mission in order to change the public perception of math. But wait—before your kids can say, "Boooring," get them inside to try out some "math" for themselves: Take a smooth ride on a square-wheeled trike; hop onto the Math Square board and use your feet to solve puzzles. Sit inside the Hyper Hyperboloid, an experience that will make them feel like they're stuck inside a spinning teepee (see it and understand). A few hours here and your kids will be begging for "More math!" before you know it.

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photo: National Museum of Mathematics via Yelp

 

 

 

  • Pacific Pinball Museum - Alameda, Ca
  • The Pinball Hall of Fame - Las Vegas, Nv
  • Museum of Math - New York, Ny
  • American Classic Arcade Museum - Laconia, Nh
  • Arcadia: America’s Playable Arcade Museum - McLean, Il
  • National Videogame Museum - Frisco, Tx
  • Pinball PA - Pittsburgh, Pa
  • The Strong - National Museum of Play - Rochester, Ny
  • Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzelry - Beaverton, Or
  • The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment - Oakland, Ca
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum - Simi Valley, Ca

 

Have you been to one of these game museums? Share with us in a comment below!

—Melissa Heckscher