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California Arcades

A MUSEUM IS A PLACE WHERE

TIME BECOMES SPACE

OUR MISSION

EDUCATION

PRESERVATION

With a new generation of gamers and designers on their way into the industry, we feel that it's important to share the history of these classic games.  Through education on computing, design and pop-culture, we hope to influence the next generation of designers to create the next golden age of gaming.  We offer classes in game design, digital art, electronic music and a computer hardware class where students work as a group to rebuild a classic arcade machine.

 

Register your class to receive donations.

With modern entertainment centers focusing primarily on redemption (ticket/prize) games and large-format video machines, like Dance Dance Revolution, the few remaining classic arcade cabinets have been left to inhabit a dark corner, most of them shabbily-dressed in a dusty "Out of Order" sign.  We think it's a shame and have set out to restore these machines to their former glory, allowing a new generation of gamers to experience not only the timeless playability of these games, but the culture surrounding video arcades of the twentieth century.

Our after-school programs are designed to supplement education programs for computing and design, as well as to provide an fun and exciting environment where students can learn.

We accept donations of video arcade cabinets, parts, marquees and signage.  We do not collect parts or machines for resale purposes.  Restoration will be attempted on all donated cabinets.  Any sales made by California Arcade Museum will be used only to fund the addition or repair of machines.

ARCADE AND MUSEUM

HOW TO VISIT

HOURS OF OPERATION

The California Arcade Museum is open to members five days per week.

 

We are open to the public for tournaments, special events and weekly tours.

Check out our Event Calendar for more information.

 

Students who participate in a school program for computing or design are eligible for our after-school programs.

 

Gaming enthusiasts from out of town our encouraged to reserve a private tour.

 

Please Contact Us to reserve our game room for your private party or event.

CURRENTLY WE ARE RAISING FUNDs and seeking investors FOR A FULL-TIME PUBLIC FACILITY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. fresno/clovis/madera.

 

PLEASE DONATE OR PRE-ORDER A MEMBERSHIP TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE parts or cabinets, PLEASE CONTACT US.

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Arcade Restoration
After School Programs

FUND RAISING

RESTORATION

EDUCATION

We donate ALL of our net profits to public school programs for computer science, game design and graphic arts.   Schools are invited to visit us for fun and educational field trips at no cost.

We are committed to finding vintage cabinets that need some TLC and bringing them back to original condition.  Using an online network of hobbyists and experts, we are able to acquire or reproduce original circuit boards, marquees and decals.

Only California Arcade Museum offers after-school 'edutainment' programs for kids who are interested in game design and digital art.  Our programs hope to educate future designers about the history of the industry and provide a fun environment to learn about computers, electronics and graphic art.

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COMMUNITY

ENTERTAINMENT

EVENTS

We're here because of people like you who love vintage gaming.  Our members not only gain access to our games and repair workstations, but they enjoy a community of friends who all share the same love for video arcades.  Home arcade enthusiasts are encouraged to work on their machines with us.

What fun are a bunch of games if you can't play them?  Memberships are available to the public for unlimited admission and free play!  Bring your friends and enjoy all of your favorite classics!

California Arcade Museum is host to vintage video arcade tournaments, including Pacman, Donkey Kong and Mortal Kombat.

 

Our game room is available for private parties, events and corporate functions.

 

Let us host your world record attempt.

Good PEOPLE CREATE good business

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Single Membership    -  $25 / month

 

Couples Membership  -  $45 / month

 

Family Membership    -  $80 / month

 

Annual Membership   -  $250 / year

 

Lifetime Membership -   $1,000

Membership Benefits:

  • Access to game room five days per week during members-only hours.  Enjoy the freedom to play your favorite games surrounded by a few friends and like-minded gamers and away from the distractions and noises of a public arcade.
  • Enjoy unlimited FREE PLAY on all machines, all the time.
  • VIP entry to exclusive parties and events.
  • Early registration for all tournaments.
  • Free admission to select workshops and seminars.
  • Access to our arcade workshop and tool bench.
  • Meet new friends who share your passion for vintage gaming.

Single and couple members must be at least 18 years of age to register.  Couples membership includes two adults. Family memberships include two adults and two children.  Children must be between the ages of 5 and 18.  Number of available memberships is limited to 500 in order to reduce damage and maintenance costs and to provide enough opportunity for all members to enjoy each machine.

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