The Strong Museum of Play explores science-fiction in its new exhibit, "Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns," using an assembly of classic arcade games, props from famous sci-fi media, and interactive components. The exhibit includes themed zones on aliens and monsters, the world in apocalyptic, utopian, and dystopian form, the new frontiers of space, ray guns, robots, rockets, space heroes, and time travel. Nostalgic arcade games, such as a giant version of the original Space Invaders, have been curated by The Strong's International Center for the History of Electronic Games and RIT to fit each individual category of the exhibit. Science-fiction toys, books, and non-electronic games are also a part of this display and explore the manner in which sci-fi has changed.
Admission to "Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns" is included in the general admission price of The Strong Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square Drive). The exhibit will run from Saturday, June 11, through September 5. Admission is $14 for ages 2 and older, and free for children under 2. The Strong is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The playable machines in the exhibit require purchased tokens to play.