Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Be a Pinball Wizard for a Day

Seattle Pinball Museum
(Seattle Pinball Museum)

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This just might be the “funnest” museum around. While not a museum in the traditional sense in there isn’t a lot of displays hidden behind glass walls that you can’t touch, but it is a treasure trove of some of the best pinball games ever made – and you can play every one!

Built as a labor of love, the Seattle Pinball Museum first opened its doors in 2010 as a way to provide vintage pinball machines as an interactive display of kinetic art. Here you’ll find games that were built back in 1934 all the way up to 2017’s Dialed In! by Jersey Jack Pinball. Other manufacturers represented include Gottlieb, Williams, Stern, Bally, Dutch Pinball, Spooky Pinball, VP Cabs and others. The games get changed out regularly and are listed on the museum’s website. The museum currently holds over 50 games.

Seattle Pinball Museum

The Seattle Pinball Museum is located at 508 Marynard Ave. S., Seattle, 98104. It is open every day from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. except Tuesdays and is open until 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Outside food is not permitted, but you can purchase and enjoy snacks, vintage sodas, beer and soda.

Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for those ages 7-12. (Players need to be at least 7-years-old to play). Come early since you can play for as long as you like. Pay $5 more if you plan to come and go during your time there. For more information, visit the museum's website or call (206) 623-0759.