About Us

From Mike Schiess - Founder and Executive Director of the Pacific Pinball Museum
It is amazing when you think about it. Started in 2002 a back door speakeasy for playing prohibited games of pinball all supported by throwing $5 in the jar to help pay the rent.

The Lucky Ju Ju Pinball  eventually grew into the non profit 501 c 3 Pacific Pinball Museum. It did it on the backs of a lot of hard working people. They include Board members, volunteers, paid professionals and supporters, perhaps people like you. We all share a passion for preservation and enjoyment of pinball. If you have been to our museum or been to one of the Pacific Pinball Expositions  you know we have a deep respect and love for the game.

And we are a Museum, so besides all the fun of playing the machines, we use them to teach kids of all ages about the science, art and history surrounding pinball. We are a small organization and it takes a lot of effort, time and money. The first two we have, the last one is what limits what we can do. We are looking to fund further classes in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and Core Curriculum, Art shows, Murals, and traveling exhibitions. So it seems the about us is more about You. If you like what we do and want to see us continue please support the museum and spread the love.

So tell your friends, family, schools and communities! Looking forward to seeing you (again) soon!

Our Mission Statement: " To teach science, art and history through pinball, and to preserve and promote this important part of American culture. "
The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of one of America's great pastimes. We do this by operating the Pacific Pinball Museum offering  a selection of 90 playable pinball machines representing the evolution of flipper pinball. On display are early machines from the '30s and '40s representing the birth of pinball in America. In the front on coin play are the latest pinball machines from Stern and Jersey Jack. Rotating exhibits highlight pinball art and artists. The museum displays 10 huge pinball backglass murals by Bay Area Artists. In order to display more machines, the museum rotates games borrowing from their collection of over 400 working games. We teach classes and make exhibits and exhibitions using pinball to educate about history, science and art. We use pinball to get familes and friends to socialize with each other in a fun, colorful, educational environment.