|Intellivision, Gaming system released by MATTEL in 1979|
|This is FROGGER!|
As my kids walked through the aisles and aisles of games, I just watched them. Which would they pick? Maybe it would be Mrs. Packman or Q*bert. I waited. Finally my son walked up to a game and asked for a token. I gave it to him and after placing the coin in the slot he waited. . and waited. . .
Darn game ate his token. Typical.
Luckily, four free tokens came with our admission price and we could win more by answering questions around the room at special kiosks (or you can buy more).
After playing all of our tokens (plus the tokens so thoughtfully given to us by an elderly man) and having a great time, we headed into the remainder of the museum to enjoy the rest of the typical museum stuff. You know, signs, artifacts and information on local Flint history (like the Flint union strikes).
|More beautiful signs and vintage artifacts.|
|Oh A&W, you hold a place in our hearts.|
I can tell that you all probably want to run out and visit the Sloan Museum and Flint Cultural Center right now, so let me quickly share with you a few of the reasons why I personally love visiting the Sloan Museum. One reason is because they keep things fresh with rotating exhibits in the front (sometimes dinosaurs or Curious George). Another reason is because they regularly house all of my favorite vintage signs and memorabilia so I can enjoy them whenever I want and a final reason is because they also cater to a young audience with play area’s, hands on exhibits and learning tools disguised as play.
Really, while not being very big, this place has got it all.
|Images of the children’s sections of the Sloan Museum.|
Hours for Sloan:
- Monday – Friday 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m
Pricing (Tickets are available at the door for purchase.)
- Adults – $9
- Seniors – $8
- Youth (2-11) – $6
- Child (1 & Under) – Free
- Annual Pass Holder Club – Free
Money Saving Tips:
Sloan Museum offers discounted tickets to teachers, veterans, and military personnel. *
You could get a free child’s ticket with a paying adult ticket if you have a library card. *
If you are a local, you may want to consider a year pass. The year pass is a great money saving option if you plan to visit at least 3 or more times a year.
*View Sloan Museum active Discounts here: http://www.sloanlongway.org/sloan-museum/discounts
I’d like to know YOUR favorite childhood video game. Mine, of course, was Frogger on my Intellivision.