Recently, we were are the Star Center in Frisco, Texas for a sporting event with a large group of teen boys. Looking for a half-day activity, we found the National Videogame Museum in Frisco. What better place to take a group of teen boys than a videogame museum! It did not disappoint.

The National Videogame Museum is a small museum where we spent about 2 hours. We really appreciated the fact there were nostalgia items for the parents to enjoy, while the teens enjoyed the vintage video games.

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) opened in 2016. It includes classic video game arcade machines in an arcade setting, games on different video game consoles in a living room setting, games on historic computers, exhibits on the history of the industry, artifacts, and memorabilia about the video game industry.

The museum is located at 8004 Dallas Parkway in Frisco, Texas, just north of Dallas. It is found inside of a building housing multiple small museums (Sci-Tech Discovery Center, The Frisco Discovery Center, and Traintopia). I have included a picture of the museum as we originally paid and entered the wrong one!

Ticket prices in 2020 were: $12 (general admission), $10 (ages 10 and under), $10 (Senior Citizens, Educators and active Military, Ages 3 and under are free.

The museum starts with many different exhibits displaying changing video games over time. Each area is labeled chronologically. We also enjoyed that the videogame museum included early computers.

There are hands-on videogames throughout the museum. But the last exhibit is an arcade that the boys loved. Upon entry, we were given tokens and there is a machine to buy more. This was fun for the teens and adults alike as these are classic arcade games.

We really enjoyed our visit to the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas and would highly recommend the NVM if you have a few hours, especially with teens in Frisco, Texas!

Let me know if you go to the National Videogame Museum and what you and your family thinks!

More information about the NVG museum can be found here. Click here for directions.

Check out The Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field for another fun family activity!

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