Pacific Pinball Museum

Pacific Pinball Museum

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Play for free on 85+ machines at a museum dedicated to pinball; 400+ machines and free food and drinks at a party before the national expo

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per option. Valid only for option purchased. Pre-expo gala valid only on 9/20. Museum admission not valid until 9/26. Museum admission not valid on 12/31. Museum admission valid only at Alameda location; pre-expo gala valid only at Marin Civic Center Exhibition Hall. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before pinball, knocking silver balls into targets with flippers was just part of the Navy's plan to weaponize dolphins. Celebrate a game-changing game with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $7 for one adult admission to the museum during regular hours (a $15 value)
  • $45 for one admission to the museum's pre-expo gala on Thursday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to 10 pm. (a $100 value)

On September 20, in preparation for the 2012 Pacific Pinball Expo later that weekend, guests can join a private gala at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall for unlimited pinball, food, and drinks to benefit the museum. Throughout the evening, sandwiches, salads, and a no-host bar keep fingers refueled as they test the flippers of approximately 400 machines, including vintage, new, and see-through cabinets ranging from the 1930s to today. Each attendee will also receive an expo poster and a raffle ticket for the chance to win their own machine to place beside their bed.

Pacific Pinball Museum

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the celebration of the art, history, and science of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum welcomes hardcore enthusiasts and casual fans alike to learn about and play the popular game. Over 85 operational machines—all set to free play—line the walls of the museum, including electro-mechanical, wood-rail, and wedgehead models, as well as the newest digital machines. Along with historic games on display, a playable clear cabinet reveals the inner workings of pinball, from the wires feeding the lights to the tiny steelsmiths forging new balls between every play. Enthusiastic guides conduct regular tours of the facilities, whose walls feature hand-painted murals celebrating the game’s diverse colors and symbols. An Educational Exhibit room with The Pin Chime, the Galton Pinball Machine, the Gottlieb Video Kiosk and the original Visible Pinball Machine is also available for the exploration of visitors.

Customer Reviews

Total incredible fun for the buck I'm 73 years old and it was a fun date night or with your buddies or your grandchildren Even go alone on a dead night Way fun
W P. · October 10, 2015
6 rooms of pinball machines spanning decades. So much to play, I will definitely be coming back.
Caroline S. · January 19, 2014
It's a great place to come and visit. The pinball machines are really well maintained and the staff is great!
David J. · June 30, 2013

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