The Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ, is not your typical museum. This facility has a fascinating display of games that are meant to be played! Located on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, the Museum takes visitors on an interactive journey through pinball history. Placards describe how to navigate the levers, knobs, and slides of each game, and a well-stocked cafe serves up classic boardwalk fare. The next time you’re down at the Jersey Shore, stop in and experience a slice of Americana! Here are some of the things you’ll find at the Silverball Museum.
Just minutes from Ocean Grove, the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ is an ideal destination for family fun. Download our free Vacation Guide for more information on activities and attractions near The Inns of Ocean Grove.
How to Experience the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ
Play the Games
The Silverball Museum boasts pinball machines that range from the 1950s to today. Take a look at “Beat Time,” the machine created at the height of 1960s Beatlemania. The 1979 “KISS” and 1980 “Ali” games will also evoke nostalgia. If you’re of the younger generation, you might enjoy taking a whack at The Sopranos or Simpsons games. With approximately 600 games on rotation, the Silverball Museum has something for everyone.
Not into pinball? No need to worry. The Museum also offers ’80s video games like Mrs. Pac-Man, Frogger, and Donkey Kong as well as arcade games like Skeeball and Air Hockey. All games are free with hourly admission.
Dine at the Cafe
When it’s time for lunch, head to the Silverball Cafe and browse the tempting selection of boardwalk treats and snacks. Thin-crust pizza, Nathan’s hot dogs, and sausage and pepper sandwiches are just a few of the delicious dishes you’ll find on the menu. Don’t forget to pick up some funnel cake or salt-water taffy for dessert!
Host An Event
Do you have a birthday, anniversary, business meeting, or other event coming up? Consider having it at Silverball. The Museum can host up to 13 people for just $195, which includes 2-3 hours of game time, tables, chairs, and a free t-shirt. Feel free to bring any food or beverages you like!
Admission & Summer Hours
The Silverball Museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight and weekends from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Current museum rates are as follows:
- Half Hour Pass | $10
- One Hour Pass | $12.50
- Half Day Pass | $15
- All Day Pass | $25
- Non-Player Pass | $2.50
Come Home to The Inns of Ocean Grove
After a wonderful day at the Silverball Museum, head back to The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn and unwind in one of our comfortable guest rooms! Our properties are just minutes from Asbury Park and have everything you need for a memorable getaway. Enjoy refreshing ocean views, warm hospitality, and top-notch amenities throughout your stay. We even offer a delicious homemade breakfast each morning! So what are you waiting for? Check our availability and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!
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