Little Flippers at
Pacific Pinball Museum
We’re excited to host a chapter of The Little Flippers at PPM! The Little Flippers is a network of kids who gather to learn the hobby, recreation and/or sport of pinball. We were inspired by the program at The Flipper Room pinball arcade and gallery in Concord, CA, and learned of the multiple chapters across the US.
Our chapter meets in our museum on selected Saturdays. Sessions open with brief lessons on pinball history and fundamentals like flipper skills and good sporting behavior. Following the lesson, kids will spend some time practicing and competing with one another. All kids ages 5-12 are welcome. No pinball experience is necessary, each session is tailored to the group on a given day.
Our Instructor & Facilitator is PPM member and volunteer Scott Weigum. Scott is a credentialed special education teacher and avid pinball player. Our goal is to share some skills that can make the game more enjoyable and introduce a new generation to the world of pinball.
To participate, simply visit the museum during a session. Participation is covered by your paid admission, there’s no additional cost to join. Parents/guardians must remain on site for the session and are welcome to attend and observe.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I leave the museum while my child plays? No, you must stay on site for the whole session. You’re welcome to attend/observe the session or hang out in the museum enjoying our exhibits.
How much does it cost? Regular admission covers a child’s participation in The Little Flippers. There is no charge for parents/guardians unless they’re playing pinball too.
How often do The Little Flippers meet? Sessions happen on scheduled Saturdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Participation is on a drop-in basis, attend as often as you like. Keep an eye on our social media channels for scheduled sessions.
Do I need to make a reservation? No reservations are required, just check in at the front desk before the session begins.