Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System Opening Weekend Celebration October 24 & 25

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

October 14, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325, kdellaporta@museumofplay.org

Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of
the Nintendo Entertainment System Opening Weekend Celebration
October 24 & 25 at The Strong Museum

Jump into the game at the Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System exhibit opening celebration at Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. and Sunday, October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet and pose for pictures with Mario, make crafts, play games, and more.

Enjoy juggling and tricks by Magical John featuring Nintendo’s iconic video game characters on Saturday at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2 p.m. Challenge family members to guess popular video game characters by their silhouette, and create a Nintendo-inspired craft.

Then explore the history of Nintendo and trace the evolution of its groundbreaking Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years  of the Nintendo Entertainment System exhibit. Learn about Nintendo’s storied past as a producer of games, toys, and other playthings by viewing unique Nintendo-produced artifacts from The Strong’s collections. The see original NES hardware design documents and watch a video of the NES hardware designer talking about the system’s debut. Jump into the action with playable original games, including Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3.

All opening weekend activities are included with general museum admission fees.

Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System is an original exhibit produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games in partnership with Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Image courtesy of Nintendo of America. Nintendo properties are trademarks and copyrights of Nintendo.

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Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free. (Note: After November 1, general admission fees change to $14.)

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.