The International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) displays video games, other electronic games, and related materials in a variety of ways in The Strong’s National Museum of Play, which hosts nearly 600,000 guests each year. At the museum, guests can see and play video games, past and present, as they are incorporated into a variety of interpretive displays and exhibits.
Museum guests can explore the history and future of electronic games and their impact on people’s lives in eGameRevolution®, an expansive, artifact-rich exhibit where guests can play classic video games, the latest console games, and everything in between.
National Museum of Play hours of operation
The National Museum of Play is open 362 days a year. In 2013, the museum is closed only on September 20 (the Play Ball gala), November 28 (Thanksgiving Day), and December 25 (Christmas Day).
The museum closes at 4 p.m. on December 24 and 31, 2013. The museum opens at noon on January 1, 2014.
Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
National Museum of Play admission fees
|Age 2 and older:||$13.50|
|Under age 2:||FREE|
|National Museum of Play members:||FREE|
|ACM reciprocal members:||50% general admission discount for up to six people|
All children (ages 15 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.
College student discount
Two-for-one general museum admission is available to students with current college ID. (Both students must present valid ID.)
Active-duty military discount
A $2 discount on general admission fees is available to active-duty military personnel (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy) and his or her immediate family members who present appropriate and valid identification.