GameXPloration

Connect with a universe of games.

Free interactive exhibit showcases games and gaming, from board games to video games to virtual reality.

Welcome to a universe of games, a universe that does not follow the dimensions of space and time, where you will play to learn and learn to play. See what games reveal about us. They allow us to explore new identities, relate to others and grow more competent in skills like critical thinking and problem-solving. Explore a universe of games and see yourself in a whole new dimension: as a gamer.


Free
Price

This is a FREE experience.

Open through spring 2020. Duration subject to change.

Overview

Game on.

This 7,500-square-foot exhibit features a multitude of experiences that explore how games intersect with our lives and what they reveal to us about psychology, neuroscience and technology. Five worlds with different themes take visitors through the evolution of games and gaming, from board games to virtual reality.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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Wednesday, January 22

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Thursday, January 23

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Sunday, January 26

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Monday, January 27

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 28

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Wednesday, January 29

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Thursday, January 30

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Sunday, February 02

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Monday, February 03

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 04

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Wednesday, February 05

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Thursday, February 06

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Sunday, February 09

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Monday, February 10

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 11

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Wednesday, February 12

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Thursday, February 13

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Sunday, February 16

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Monday, February 17

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 18

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Wednesday, February 19

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Thursday, February 20

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Sunday, February 23

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Monday, February 24

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 25

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Wednesday, February 26

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Thursday, February 27

AR Climbing Wall
2:00 pm

Game Worlds

Let’s Play

Games have been played since the beginning of recorded history. What is a game? Who is a gamer? Why is play important? Explore all of these topics and climb on our AR (Augmented Reality) Climbing Wall. Take on competitors with some traditional board games and take a new look at chess on a vertical chess board.

Rise of Computers and Consoles

When you think about the word “technology,” a computer or digital device may come to mind. However, tools such as a hammer or a pencil are also forms of technology. This world explores how the technology of games has evolved over time, from ancient civilizations creating rubber bouncing balls out of tree sap, to computers and game consoles, to games on mobile devices. Use teamwork to play Super Mario Brothers on a controller so large you need to grab a partner and use your feet to hit the buttons. Check out the first widely known video game, Space War!

A New Reality

Explore how virtual and augmented reality modify our real world with digital technology. Find out how virtual reality and augmented reality are similar and what makes them distinct. Explore augmented reality with Merge Cube and virtual reality with HTC Vive. Check out 8-person Mindball and floor projected games.

Game Lab

Become the game creator. Learn about how game developers approach designing games. Play games developed by local developers and companies. Find out how you can become a game designer!

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GameXPloration Programs for Groups

Experience GameXPloration with programming that your group or class will remember for a lifetime. Put on your VR goggles to learn about virtual reality, help build games, have fun exploring the science of gaming, and so much more. To schedule a group visit, visit our Groups & Field Trips page for more information.

Educational programming coming soon, call 314-289-4439 for more information. Visit our Groups & Field Trips page for more information.

Groups & Field Trips

Exhibit Policies

One adult chaperone is required for every 10 children.
No food or beverages are allowed in GameXPloration
No pencils, pens, markers or any other kind of writing implements are allowed.
Flash photography is not allowed. You may take photos without flash.

Accessibility

GameXPloration is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.

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