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Power UP returns to the Science Museum next Easter

Power UP runs from Saturday 6 to Monday 22 April 2019
Sign-up for priority booking now open
sciencemuseum.org.uk/power-up 
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Visitor at Power UP Benjamin Ealovega, Science Museum Group

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

Power UP 2019 will take both gaming fans and novices 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 40 years 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: 'Following Power UP's hugely successful run over the last three years, I'm thrilled that it will be returning to the Science Museum next spring. 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 18+ favourites like DOOM, Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto.

Register for priority booking by signing up to the Power UP email alert at sciencemuseum.org.uk/powerup

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Notes to Editors

For further information and press/filming requests, please contact the Science Museum Press Office: Amrita Pal on amrita.pal@sciencemuseum.ac.uk or 020 7942 4096.

Sign-up for priority booking is now open, visitors can sign up here

Power UP is recommended for ages 5+, and all gamers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Power UP sessions:
Saturday 6 April – Monday 22 April
Daily sessions: 10.45-12.15; 12.30-14.00; 14.15-15.45; 16.00-17.30
Half day tickets: 10.45-14.00; 14.15-17.30
18+ evening sessions: Wednesday 10 and Wednesday 17 April 19.00-22.00

Prices

Single session ticket:
Adult: £10.00
Senior: £9.00
Concession (Student, unemployed or disabled): £8.00
Child: £8.00
Children aged 3 and under: Free
Family of 3: £20.00
Family of 4: £28.00
18+ evening session: £14.00

Half day pass:
Adult: £18.00
Senior: £16.00
Concession (Student, unemployed or disabled): £14.00
Child: £14.00
Children aged 3 and under: Free
Family of 3: £40.00
Family of 4: £56.00

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