Want to spend some time with Elvis, Dolly Parton and Mick? Always thought you could be a pinball wizard just given the chance? Well, you’ll get your chance at Universal Preservation Hall’s “Part of The Machine: Rock & Pinball Exhibit“.The interactive exhibit is on loan from Cleveland’s Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Rock an old-school wooden machine or test drive a spectacular, modern, high-tech model. It’s a super-fun walk through music history by way of pinball machines.
The best part is that you can PLAY the machines as much as you want during your 90-minute visit. Attempt to break the high score solo, or if you’re like my husband and me, you can go head-to-head to see who is truly a pinball wizard. Hint: It wasn’t me.
There are also artifacts from the Hall of Fame including Alice Cooper’s electric chair, a Dolly Parton concert dress and more. It’s such an immersive and fun experience that you won’t want to leave. The good news is that the tickets are just $20, which includes all the pinball you can manage in 90 minutes, so you can go back again… and again… and again. At least until September 26th, when the exhibit moves on.
Side note: If you’re concerned about safety during your visit, UPH has put your health first and created an incredibly clean and sterile environment. I felt absolutely safe the entire time I was at the venue. See details below.
$20 for a 90-minute session
August 11, 2020 through September 26th, 2020
Sunday – Wednesday: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols
UPH will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State safety guidelines in establishing safety protocol for exhibit visitors.
- Each visitor, staff person and volunteer will be required to bring and wear a face mask and to wear provided gloves while playing the pinball machines.
- All individuals will also be required to maintain proper social distancing.
- Staff will take and record each individual’s temperature and procure proper tracing information
- Proper sanitization of all surfaces including handrails, light switches, elevators, exhibit pieces, restrooms and common surfaces will occur before new groups are admitted.