Fun NYC Camp Field Trips & Group Activities - Arcade at Modern Pinball NYC

As seen on NBC, CNN and FOX, Modern Pinball NYC lets you experience the fun of pinball in a family-friendly location. Rain or shine, enjoy over two-dozen classic and modern pinball machines, two multi-arcade game systems with over 250 all-time video game favorites, and "Slugfest" multiplayer baseball game! Reserve a camp field trip, fun visit or educational/fun group trip to enjoy hours of free play on the games. Custom event packages and private VIP party room available. Everyone gets a wristband pass for unlimited plays on all the games without the added expense of coins, bills or swipe cards. New York Magazine's BEST of NEW YORK for 'Fun' and recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence three years in a row (2017-2019).

 

 

FUN VISITS FOR CAMPERS AND GROUPS

Campers will have hours of fun playing games like Guardians of The Galaxy, Game of Thrones and Star Wars! At this family-friendly venue, campers enjoy free access to all games and the Interactive Pinball Exhibit. When booking, inquire about a special demonstration during which the staff will deconstruct a real pinball machine to reveal the over 2,000 parts and half mile of wire inside! Free Wifi available. Inquire about food packages.

 

SCHEDULING INFORMATION

Grade Level: All grades

Age: Appropriate for all ages

Group Size: Varies

Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities

Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours

Recomm. Ratio of Campers to Staff: 15:1

Registration: Phone, Email

Food Options: Inquire at booking

Cost: Fee

Title I or Financial Support: Available

Accessible To: PD

 

EDUCATIONAL/FUN VISITS FOR CAMPERS AND GROUPS

The Museum curricula offer creative ways to reinforce study topics with real world examples via engaging demonstrations of open pinball machines complete with magnets, electromagnets, switches, linkage, pulleys, gears, target banks, motors and semiconductors. The staff-led group demonstration and discussion include up-close and detailed examination of deconstructed working pinball machines to show the changing technology from the 70s to the present. Featured are two machines of diverse backgrounds; a 1974 Space Lab electro-mechanical pinball machine (the "Interactive Pinball Exhibit") and a modern pinball machine where solid-state circuitry is dominant.

 

In addition to the live pinball demonstration, campers can learn about the engineering teams behind the games as well as art, design, technical and historical aspects via museum placards atop the over two dozen machines. A captioned pinball documentary also runs on the overhead displays highlighting the continuing evolution of pinball, its impact on our culture, and expressions of art through playfield, cabinet and digital design.

 

To take part in this once-in-a-lifetime field trip please contact us to check availability (museum EduFun visits must be scheduled in advance). For camps that need to get started earlier, the Museum can open before regular operating hours upon request. Special rates for Title 1 camps and organizations are also available.

 

The Museum of Modern Pinball is chartered by The State Education Department Board of Regents and is a NYC Department of Education Approved Vendor (#MOD823743) offering STEM, STEAM and science field trips.

 

   Right Home Box  WORDS OF THANKS

"The kids had a blast! I knew they would have fun with the pinball playing part of the visit, but what I really enjoyed was how attentive they were and the great questions they asked during the Edufun experience. Count on us to be back in the summer, and I will spread word to all of our other programs!"

Stevland M, Program Director
SCO Family of Services

 

"Big thanks for letting us take a peek under the hood of some of your machines, and letting us play to our hearts content! Great way to end the retreat!"

Maggie M, MOUSE, NYC

 

"What a great experience for our Science Adventure Kids. Thank you for your super awesome pinball science! You rock!"

Sasha C, Director
Science Adventure Kids

 

"We just wanted to say thank you! Your staff was great! Your manager was awesome! She was so helpful, and kind."
Abril V

 

"Everything worked out really well today. Your staff was super helpful. Everyone learned a lot and had a great time playing pinball! Thanks again."
Rob G, Program Manager
Kings County Tennis League

 

"The place was already set up, nice and clean and a lot of fun for our guests."

Louiselle R, Parent

 

"The kids said it was "the best field trip ever." Thanks. :)

Sarah H, Teacher, PS 48 NYC

 

"Hi Steve, thank you for hosting us; we had a most excellent visit.
See you soon"

Sine B, Quest to Learn

 

"Everything went wonderfully yesterday!! My colleagues and their students really enjoyed the trip!! Today I have two other classes going there as well. I'm sure it'll go just as smoothly! I sent one of my colleagues there with thank you letters that my classes sent. Thank you again for your hospitality!
We loved it!!!"
Lisa P, School Teacher
PS 150Q, Queens, NY