Game Changers Makes US debut as Air Zoo’s 2019 Traveling Exhibit!

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Game Changers Makes US debut as Air Zoo’s 2019 Traveling Exhibit!

Portage, MI, February 5, 2019 – The Air Zoo is excited to announce their visiting exhibition of 2019, Game Changers, is now open to the public as it makes its US debut right here in Portage, MI. This interactive exhibit developed and produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, provides visitors with a hands-on multi-sensory experience like no other.  Game Changers is a highly interactive and immersive travelling exhibit that explores how technological advancements have shaped gameplay in video gaming systems and transformed the way we interact with technology.

This popular exhibit engages Air Zoo visitors in many ways as it highlights approximately 140 iconic games that have had significant impact on game design in popular culture and narrates how every evolution has helped shape and transform the overall user experience – from graphics and soundtracks to storylines. Through carefully selected video games and systems, as well as unique interactive platforms, visitors will have the opportunity to feel and experience how video games have evolved and how these innovations have transformed how we interact with computer technology.

Whether gamers are coming to revisit old favorites (such as Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong to name a few) or to learn about the evolution of gaming through story development and graphic technologies, visitors will enjoy interacting with the technology that has brought video gaming to its current level. With more than a dozen playable video games, everyone is sure to discover a favorite and is encouraged to come out and show that they’ve got game! 

This featured exhibit, which is included in general admission and free to Air Zoo members, will be on display at the Air Zoo through mid-May.  Game Changers is one of several special exhibits to open in 2019 as the Air Zoo celebrates their 40th year of operations.  Exhibits celebrating the Air Zoo’s 40th, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the 75th anniversary of D-Day will all debut at the Air Zoo this year as well. Special event and program information can be found on the Air Zoo’s new website: airzoo.org.

Game Changers was developed and produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation; tour managed by Science North.


About the Air Zoo

Located at 6151 Portage Rd., Portage, MI 49002, the Air Zoo is a Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace & science experience with over 100 rare air & space craft, inspiring interactive exhibits, indoor amusement park rides, full-motion flight simulators, hands-on science-based education programs, and more.  The Air Zoo is a not-for-profit organization and is open 360+ days per year. For hours, tickets and info, visit airzoo.org.

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Posted by Nikki Statler at 2:52 PM
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