A totally American development on an old game reserved for royalty, the modern pinball machine is not only fun to play, but is a treasure chest of mechanisms and concepts that you can apply to a myriad of artistic and practical uses... This introductory course will submerge you under the playfield and into the guts of vintage Electro Mechanical (EM) pinball mechanisms. Read more about Interactive Kinetic Art/The Pinball Machine - New Classes!!!-
Thank you to Brandi Ivy for writing about us as one of the top four great things to do in Alameda! As a local 501c non-profit, we love having new people come visit and learn while playing on our 100 or so pinball machines that spans decades. Read more about Fun Things to Do in Alameda!
Mark Gibson will be showing us "How it Works" when he joins the Pacific Pinball Museum for the upcoming Shoot the Moon Expo. The Expo runs from November 11-13th from 10am - 10pm and Mark will be sharing his wealth of knowledge with all of us there. Read more about Fun with Pinball!
A pilot class at the East Bay School for Boys has turned out to be a big success. It is a STEAM related class that uses the carrot of a pinball machine from the William White collection to garner interest in learning about how they work, the art and history of them, and the the physics and social courtesy involved in their play. Read more about Pinball Class Teaches STEAM, History, Culture and Manners!
City Council Approves Exclusive Negotiation Agreement
The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) now has an agreement with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home and has presented the city with our $750K deposit to work towards an ENA. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998 and needs an incredible amount of work to be ready for the public again. This location will more than triple the museum's display capacity, but the museum desperately needs your help now to raise the funds needed to move and restore the building. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions to PPM’s already exciting programs. Your donations go directly toward reopening this building to the public!