Nation’s only museum dedicated to the history of videogames and STEM education offers new space for private events!
The National Videogame Museum (NVM), the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry, is available to book for birthday parties and corporate events, providing an unforgettable experience for gamers of any level and age.
The museum features more than 100,000 videogame consoles, games and artifacts from the past and present. This interactive museum brings to life science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values by tapping into America’s enthusiasm for playing and creating videogames.
At NVM, birthday parties are for ALL ages! Whether you’re turning 15 or 55, the museum is the perfect party place for gamers and fans alike. Activities range from playing nearly 40 classic arcade games to jumping in on console tournaments, rounds of giant PONG and dozens of other games dating back to the 70s! NVM provides the pizza, and guests may bring additional food, drinks and cake for no charge. The gaming-themed party room is available for groups up to 40 people and for two hours. Cost: $15/person (includes pizza)
Party upgrades include: a private gaming tournament with your group at the Head-to-Head Hall, extra time in the party room and unlimited tokens. Bonus: the birthday guest receives a free special-edition museum t-shirt!
Ever wanted a Pokémon or Super Mario birthday cake? NVM’s bakery partner Celebrity Bakery offers museum guests custom-made videogame cakes, and prices available upon request.
Book your party after-hours at the museum for an additional $75 per hour. (Advanced reservation and deposits are required for all parties.)
From holiday parties to team building and everything in between, NVM provides a venue like no other in DFW! The museum offers access to many interactive games and unique features for guests. Play a round of giant PONG against your CEO. Battle your peers over Mortal Kombat. See who makes the most hamburgers in Burger Time. With dozens of games available, the museum provides an exciting experience for any corporate function.
Option 1 – NVM Meeting Room
The NVM party room accommodates up to 40 people and comes complete with tables, chairs, a projector and a screen. The rate for this room is: $100 per hour, plus $10 per person.
Option 2 – External Special Events Room
For groups up to 225 people, an external room next door to the museum is available. Tables and chairs are available for use at an additional charge. The rate for this room is: $175 per hour, plus $8 per person.
Usage of either room includes:
- A guided tour of the museum by a museum representative
- Each person will receive four tokens for the 80s arcade. Additional tokens are always available for purchase in the arcade for 25-cents each.
- Full use of the museum before, during and after your meeting
- Each guest will also receive a coupon to bring their entire family back (up to six people) for a future visit, saving 25% off the regular ticket price.
- Optionally (at no extra charge), we will run a high score tournament on an arcade machine or at the Head-to-Hall consoles, and we’ll hand out a prize to the player with the highest score!
Guests may book events during museum’s normal business hours or after hours. Bring your own food and drinks, or we can put you in touch with our local catering partners. Upgrades include: private gaming tournaments with your group in the Head-to-Head Hall, extra time in the themed party room, and unlimited tokens. Advanced reservation and deposits are required for all parties. All bookings and questions may be directed to NVM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience nearly 20 installations, including:
- Pixel Dreams: A 1980s-inspired arcade full of timeless classics such as Asteroids, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and more.
- Giant Pong: Play the classic game Pong on the world’s largest home Pong console on a giant 15-foot TV replica from the 1970s.
- Head-to-Head Hall: A hall full of gaming stations where you can go head-to-head with friends, family or competitors in tournaments. Guests may find a set of game systems and games they’ve never seen before or find a tribute to their favorite game franchise played on 10 different systems. The hall takes advantage of NVM’s 12,000+ library of games and will be an ever-changing area of fun.
- Gearbox Behind-the-Scenes: See the actual office of Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Software and creator of the games Borderlands, Brothers in Arms and Duke Nukem Forever.
- The Timeline of Consoles: Learn the stories and see artifacts from more than 50 past and present videogame consoles on a physical timeline.
- Rarest Artifacts: A collection of rare artifacts will be displayed including the only Sega Neptune prototype, the unreleased Barbie edition for the Nintendo Game Boy Pocket system, the Atari Mindlink controller (one of only two in the world), the ultra-rare RDI Halcyon laserdisc-based game console and the Nintendo World Championships cartridge from 1990.
The museum is located at: 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, 75034. General admission: $12 general admission; $10 for children 10 and under, military, educators, seniors (valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and senior tickets.) General hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)