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Big show will run until early June, so get on down to that London place to see it.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Wednesday 13 April

  • After selling out for the Easter holidays, the Science Museum’s hands-on video game extravaganza has now been extended
  • Power UP will now run at the Science Museum until Monday 6 June 2022
  • Experience the evolution of video games spanning 50 years, from Binatone to the latest in VR
  • On 27 April, the Science Museum will be running a special Gaming Lates, giving visitors the chance to challenge friends after-hours at this adult-only event

Visitors enjoying Power UP © Science Museum Group 
Power UP
Open until Monday 6 June 2022 
Ticketed, prices from £10
Due to its hugely popular run this Easter, the Science Museum’s interactive gaming extravaganza, Power UP, will be extended until Monday 6 June 2022. Power UP visitors will be able to get hands-on with some of the very best video games, computers and consoles at the museum.
Power UP invites fans of all ages and levels of experience on an interactive journey through the evolution of video games, from early pioneering consoles through to the latest in gaming technology. With an extensive collection featuring over 160 consoles - ranging from the Atari 2600 and SNES to the Switch and VR headsets – gamers can explore 50 years of video game progression at this spectacular display.
Showcasing hundreds of video games, there is something to suit everyone at Power UP as visitors can battle it out against friends, family and strangers in this exciting exhibition. Travel through the ages and compare the development of fan-favourite franchises from Mario to Sonic and Street Fighter to Halo.
Alastair Otto, Associate Commercial Director at the Science Museum Group, said: ‘Back for a fifth time, Power UP, has always been hugely popular with visitors and we’re delighted to announce the event has had its run extended until Monday 6 June. Bringing together iconic games from the last 50 years, Power UP offers our visitors the chance to discover the revolutionary advancements in technology and developments in storytelling that have shaped an industry and influenced wider popular culture. We’re thrilled that with the extension of Power UP even more visitors will now get to discover the very best of gaming throughout the decades.’
Discounted Power UP sessions will be available at the Science Museum’s Gaming Lates event on Wednesday 27 April. This special after-hours gaming extravaganza includes free activities, workshops, and an exciting line-up of talks. Hear from industry experts about the future of storytelling in gaming, sing your heart out with the video game choir or stir up competition in the pub quiz.
During the Power UP extension, the museum’s sensory-friendly, relaxed sessions will continue. Early Birds sessions will accommodate families who benefit from a quieter environment on Saturday 16 April and 14 May from 8.00, while Night Owls will be introduced for visitors 16+ on Saturday 4 June from 18.30.
Tickets to Power UP’s extension are on sale now. 
Power UP
Until Monday 6 June 2022  
Science Museum, London  
Tickets are £10 for adults, £9 for seniors, and £8 for concessions and children. Single tickets, half-day passes and family passes are available. Power UP is recommended for ages 5+, and all gamers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.  
Gaming Lates (18+)
Wednesday 27 April, 18.15-22.00
Science Museum, London  
Price: £5
Early Birds sessions
Saturday 16 April, 08:00, Saturday 14 May 8.00
Science Museum, London
Price: £5
Night Owls sessions
Saturday 4 June, 18.30-21.30
Science Museum, London
Price: £5

About the Science Museum
The Science Museum is part of the Science Museum Group, the world’s leading group of science museums that share a world-class collection providing an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Over the last century the Science Museum, the home of human ingenuity, has grown in scale and scope, inspiring visitors with exhibitions covering topics as diverse as robots, code-breaking, cosmonauts and superbugs. 2020 marked a decade of transformation for the museum with the opening of the largest medical galleries in the world – Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries and Science City: The Linbury Gallery – the story of how London became a hub of discovery during 1550-1800. The Science Museum was named a winner of the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year prize for 2020. Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Discover South Kensington 
Discover South Kensington brings together the Science Museum and other leading cultural and educational organisations to promote innovation and learning. South Kensington is the home of science, arts and inspiration. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much to explore every day.

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