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Alameda, California

Obscura Society SF: Art, Science & Flashing Lights at the Pacific Pinball Museum

Join us for a special day of stories, demonstrations, and chances to play vintage machines from the museum's collection

The Pacific Pinball Museum is dedicated to teaching "science, art and history through pinball, and to preserve and promote this important part of American culture" which is a goal we can certainly get behind. The Museum has just announced exciting news that it will be moving into a new location at the long vacant Carnegie Library building - but before they go we want to check them out one more time. 

Come out for a personal tour with PPM founder, Michael Schiess, a brief history of pinball from Bagatelle in France to the creation of Pinball 2000 which almost caused the death of pinball, and special demonstrations of early machines that are not available for play because of their rarity and age. 

We'll also learn more about the machines and the collection, the art of pinball, and the future plans for the museum. 

As part of our tour, our guests will also get a hand stamp which allows all day explore and play at the museum with in/out privileges.


  • Address: Pacific Pinball Museum: 1510 Webster Street, Alameda, CA
  • Date: Saturday December 14, 11am-2pm
  • All ages welcome with parents.
  • Advance ticket required.