Remember that museum dedicated to preserving and paying tribute to video games we told you about earlier this year?‚  You know, the one that opened in March with a 15,000 piece collection of electronic games ranging from the Magnavox Odyssey to the PlayStation 3?

I’ve yet to make the pilgrimage to Rochester NY to see the exhibits for myself, but an announcement from the Center today may just be enough to send me on my way.

The Strong National Museum of Play revealed VIDEOTOPIA today-an international touring exhibit dedicated to all things video games beginning May 30 and running until November 1.‚  The exhibits are hand-on (as they should be) and allow seasoned gamers to “relive the thrill of playing the very first arcade video games while exploring their art, science, and history.”

The roaming exhibit will take gamers down memory lane (for some) back to 1966-the year the video game was born to 30 years later with the advent of the Nintendo 64 and an exhaustive everything in between.

What’s this? Learning can be fun? Indeed it can.‚  If you live in or around Rochester and loving gaming, this exhibit is a no-brainer.‚  But for those residing elsewhere Blast has contacted the exhibit for information on where VIDEOTOPIA will travel due after Rochester.

[UPDATE] A representative with the Museum of Play stated:

“Looks like we are end of the line for the Videotopia exhibit.‚  So, this will be the last chance for folks to see and enjoy it”

Courtesy Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

Courtesy Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

Courtesy Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

Courtesy Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

Courtesy Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

Courtesy Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

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Eddie Makuch is a Blast staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch.

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