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Pop-up arcade now open at Indiana State Museum

Posted at 10:20 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 22:20:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Now open at the Indiana State Museum: A pop-up, retro arcade, complete with all the games you loved as a kid.

The arcade is part of the Celebration Crossing exhibit, that lasts through Sunday, Jan. 3, on Level 2 of the museum.

The pop-up is in partnership with Indianapolis-based DreamAuthentics (, the industry’s leading personalized video arcade manufacturer and Carmel-based Video Game Palooza Inc. (, a game industry charity foundation dedicated to STEM learning through video games and interactive technology.

“We decided to host a pop-up arcade to further diversify our audience, and quite frankly, this experience is an important element to pull in an audience most museums struggle to reach and that’s young people,” says Damon Lowe, the museum’s chief curator of science and technology and curator of biology. 

Admission to the arcade is $7 after you've already purchased admission to the museum, or $10 without museum admission and $7 for museum members. To get tickets, go to

The arcade features 22 game stations. Here is a list of the games:

- Q*bert-Gottlieb; 1982
- Hang On-Sega; 1985
- Cruis’n Exotica-Midway Games; 1999
- Off Road Challenge-Midway Games; 1997
- Asteroids-Atari; 1979
- Gauntlet Legends-Atari Games; 1998
- Pole Position-Atari; 1982
- Paperboy-Atari Games; 1984
- Popeye-Nintendo; 1982
- Star Wars Trilogy Arcade; 1999
- Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat-Leland; 1991
- Donkey Kong (cocktail table version)-Nintendo; 1981
- Out Run-Sega; 1986
- Golden Tee Fore Complete-Incredible Technologies; 2005
- Gyruss-Konami; 1983
- Tekken 5-Namco; 2004
- Galaga-Midway; 1981
- Operation Wolf-Taito; 1987
- DreamAuthentics-Excalibur HD; 2015
- DreamAuthentics-Excalibur SD; 2009
- Killer Queen-SortaSoft Games; 2013
- Arcade Legends-Chicago Gaming; 2010
- Flight 200 pinball-Stern Electronics, Inc.; 1980


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