Pacific Pinball Museum

The Pacific Pinball Museum is an interactive space offering a chronological and historical display of rare bagatelles and early games, to over 90 playable pinball machines from the 1940’s to present day!

The Pacific Pinball Museum is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Pinball, one of America's great pastimes. The Pacific Pinball Museum offers a selection of 90 playable pinball machines representing the evolution of flipper pinball. Connect with us! Instagram: @pacificpinball Twitter: @pacificpinball

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Celebrate Presidents Day February 17th and try to beat Honest Abe’s Bagatelle score at the Pacific Pinball Museum. Holiday Monday hours: 11am-5pm and $10 per head rate will be sure to get your vote!

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Romance happens HERE! Bring your sweetie in and play some pinball together... Our In & Out policy let's you wine and dine between rounds of play on over 90 until 10pm on Valentines Day!

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This years Pinball and Pints fundraiser event for the museum was OFF THE HOOK! A great time was had by all-many thanks to Jason Beck, the Brew teams, PPM staff & Board members, DJ Paul Lorentz, and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped to make it happen. Cheers!!!

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California’s old-school arcades, pinball museums and more

Thriving and Surviving!

#pinball #museum #pacificpinballmuseum #thingstodoinalameda #bayareabest #retrogaming #datenightideas #pinballlife #vintagepinball #alameda #interactivemuseum From the gigantic pinball museum near Palm Springs to the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco, here’s where to play in old-school style.

Quick reminder!, The Pacific Pinball Museum is closed to the public this Sunday February 9th for a special ticketed event. See you next time!

We’re proud to have been nominated for a 2020 Besties Award for Best Art Museum by The Bay Area Reporter Newspaper (BAR) - please use this link to vote for us, we’re on the first page! :)

Vote for the Pacific Pinball Museum in the Bay Area Reporter's annual readers' poll and be entered to win some fabulous prizes, including a pair of tickets to see MIKA at the Masonic April 13; a pair of tickets to Opera Parallèle's "Harvey Milk" at the Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in May; Two VIP Weekend Passes to LA PRIDE, June 12-14; and several sets of the five-CD package "I Got You Babe: The Best of Sonny & Cher."

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Tuesdays and Thursdays are 2 for $20 Admission All Day...That's ANY 2 people for $20...Bonus!

We are having FUN today... C'mon over and join us!

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$10 ALL DAY admission on MLK Day!! Open 11am-5pm

League Season 9 begins tomorrow night!!!

Keanu Reeves spotted eating ice cream in Alameda

Come play some pinball today, Keanu!!!! Most excellent!

The little Elves have finished their work, and the Museum will reopen @ 11am today, 1/10/20! New games will be rotating in all month....come give us a play!

[01/03/20]   Just a quick reminder that Pacific Pinball Museum will be closed for a REFRESH Jan 6-9...We will reopen on Friday Jan 10th!

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NEWSFLASH: The Pacific Pinball Museum will be OPEN for business on the following Holiday Mondays in 2020, with $10 per person admission all day from 11am-5pm.
Happy New Year!!

January 20 MLK day
February 17th Presidents Day
April 13 Easter Monday
May 25 Memorial Day
Sept 7th Labor Day
October 12 Columbus Day
November 23 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Dec. 21 & 28 Xmas Holiday Break

Open from 11am-12:30 am! Includes "In & Out" privileges so you can enjoy the bars and eateries in our neighborhood-Fun for the whole family- Ring-A-Ding-Ding!

Happy Holidays Everybody!
Please be aware of our holiday schedule:

Christmas Eve - 11am-5pm
Christmas Day - Closed
New Years Eve - 11am-12:30am
New Years Day - Closed
January 7th - 9th Closed for Repairs

Need a cool gift? Come by and check out our Museum shop for educational, retro and pinball prezzies, (And sneak in a little pinball play while you’re at it!)
Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Pacific Pinball Museum.

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Today the Pacific Pinball Museum remembers legendary pinball artist Roy Parker, who passed away on December 18, 1965. Working for the Gottlieb Manufacturing Company, his artwork graced important games such as Humpty Dumpty, Dragonette, Mystic Marvel, and Buckaroo. Roy is known for his brightly colored and whimsical artwork, and many of his themes depict laughing animals, red nosed, crawling men and “In Charge” women. One of his last known pieces was “North Star” (1964) and may have been completed with the help of fellow Gottlieb artist Art Stenholm.

Come visit these games and view the North Star Mural at the Pacific Pinball Museum and help us celebrate Roy’s artistic contribution to pinball!

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Pinball comeback in den USA Flipper Bericht RTL Nachtjournal 13.11.19

Pacific Pinball’s making strides on the International scene! - Here’s a wonderful segment from German television’s Nachtjournals on the Pacific Pinball Museum featuring our skateboarding Founder Michael Schiess! The episode was filmed at the museum and Annex in August this year, following the popularity of the CBS Saturday Morning spot on the PPM in July. Vielen Dank for visiting us Oliver Beckmeier and the rest of the RTLNY crew, please come back soon!

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WOW! Legendary game designer Wayne Neyens was recently seen sporting a Pacific Pinball T shirt! The trophy award behind him was presented to him in 2018 by the PPM on his 100th birthday, and the score reels will turn to 102 in July of 2020. . Keep on flipping Wayne!

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Pop in and say "Hi!" when you come visit Santa on Webster street during the 2nd Friday Artwalk. The street will offer face painting, hot chocolate, craft vendors etc. Pick up a Membership, Gift Certificate or Punch Card for that special Pinhead in your life. We will be open for play until 10pm!

Make A Tax Deductible Donation to The Pacific Pinball Museum Today and Help Us Reach the Stars!

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A look at Seattle’s exciting pinball present and sketchy past

Wanna experience it for yourself? C'mon down! An explosion in Seattle pinball over the past 10 years has brought a game many thought was dead — pummeled long ago by gangsterism and racketeering scandals, then drowned in the wake of video games — back to vibrant, flashing, noisy...

Happy Holidays from The Pacific Pinball Museum! Come by and play some pinball :)


Why Preserve Pinball?

The mission statement of the Pacific Pinball Museum is
"To inspire an interest in science, art and history through pinball, and to preserve and promote this important part of American culture." Please take a few minutes to let us know why pinball preservation is important to YOU! Take this survey powered by Create your own surveys for free.

Continuing in the theme and run @eltonjohn and @officialthewho had with ‘Tommy’, the @pacificpinball is pleased for reintroduce: ‘Wizard!’ Original @bally game, this is a pinball game you should come see! The 1975 @hollywood rock opera inspired the @officialrogerdaltrey and @ann-Margaret backglass likenesses. Tommy, the “deaf, dumb, and blind kid” who sure played a mean pinball, either points to the words “when lit” or to the giant pinball with his name on it. If you wan to learn more, look up “Tommy” on @wikipedia 👍🏼 #alamedafinest #interactivemuseum #pinball #bayarea #oakland #weekendfun #sawitonthegram #pacificpinballmuseum #tommy #thewho #eltonjohn #legend #sireltonjohn #supportlocal #supportmusuems @ Pacific Pinball Museum

It's ON!

"Birds do it, Bees do it, even Croats oversees do it! Pinball...What's not to Love?"

For The First Time In History, Girls Won All Five Top Prizes at the Broadcom Masters STEM Competition

Pacific Pinball says a big YAY! to these gals for their STEM competition achievements. I bet they would all be top players in our weekly pinball league as well! Mighty Girls shined at this year's premiere science and engineering competition for middle school students!

The @pacificpinball museum are pleased to reintroduce Gottlieb’s Buckaroo. This ‘wedgehead’ was featured in the 1975 rock opera and film “Tommy” by The Who. This was the game played by Elton John’s character in the film! Come down and light any four numbers in a row and be awarded one “replay”. Win additional games for additional numbers made in a sequence! Come play and review this game at #alamedafinest #interactivemuseum #pinball #bayarea #oakland #weekendfun #veteransdaygetaway #sawitonthegram @ Pacific Pinball Museum

We got a field trip visit from the Concord Salvation Army Womens Group. Great Gal's = fun times! :)


Get 'em while they last! ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!

Hallowe'en Trick or Treat on Webster street was super fun! Rizzo and Indiana Jones handed out TONS of candy to the costumed crowds...even the POPE came by to play his favorite game...FUN!


Creatures of the NightLife

Come check out Pacific Pinball Museum tonight at California Academy Nightlife "Creatures of the Night" We will be posted near the African exhibit with some Hallowe'en themed games. Stop by, play a game and say BOO! 6-10 pm Come in costume for NightLife’s annual Halloween bash! See a spooktacular drag show with Heklina + more.

The Pacific Pinball Museum would like for you to formally meet the legendary; Mystic Marvel (1954)! At the lean age of 65, this was the first Gottlieb game to feature a “double-award”. A player could put a second coin at the start of a game for a chance to double the number of any replays won. This was also the first Gottlieb game to display “game over” and “balls played” lights on the lower ball arch. Come by our museum this weekend and try to match her top score! After you play, submit your review game at #pacificpinballmuseum #interactivemuseum #bayareabest #alameda #rooted #mustsee #tellthemthegramsentyou @ Pacific Pinball Museum

The "Can Do Kid" chats about Pinball's inglorious past and the Pacific Pinball Museums (hopefully!) promising future...

Be Smart- Play Pinball!

Coming to you Friday October 18th! $10 admission ALL DAY with live DJ spinning cool tunes from 6:30pm-8:30pm. BE HERE!

Pinball Royalty in the house! Pat "Patty" Cornish, daughter of esteemed game designer Wayne Neyens, and her husband Steve came for a PPM visit and Annex tour on Tuesday Oct. 8th. Wayne turned 101 years old this last August, and his innovative contributions to pinball have endured through the decades, much as the man himself.

In the early 1940's, Wayne began working for the Gottlieb manufacturing company, and soon became their lead designer. In 1947, Mr. Neyens helped fellow designer Harry Mabs invent the flipper, which changed a game of CHANCE into a game of SKILL. Thanks guys!!

Patty is pictured here with her dad's personal "Spirit of '76" game, which Wayne donated to the PPM on the occasion of his 100th birthday last year.

Thanks so much for the nice visit Patty, and for having such a cool dad!

You can read more about Mr. Neyens work and life here:

About the Pacific Pinball Museum

The Pacific Pinball Museum is an interactive museum/arcade offering a chronological and historical selection of rare bagatelles and early games, to over 90 playable pinball machines from the 1940’s to present day. Throughout the museum are hand-painted murals, Jukeboxes and rotating exhibits. We have rooms for parties, events, field-trips and STEAM educational programs as well. Great for people of all ages, the Pacific Pinball Museum is a must-see spot for Art, History and Science enthusiasts alike, plus you get to play Pinball!

The Pacific Pinball Museum was founded in 2004 and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to our mission to teach science, art and history through pinball, and preserve and promote this important part of American culture.

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1510 Webster St
Alameda, CA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 22:00
Saturday 11:00 - 22:00
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