Part of the Machine Rock and Pinball Exhibit at the Rock Hall

Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball

You can be a pinball wizard

opened: July 3, 2018

Closed: September 3, 2019

location: Level 0, Main Exhibit Hall

Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball is an interactive exhibit showcasing rock-themed, playable pinball machines combined with historic merchandise and artifacts to explore the artistic portrayal of artists and bands.

Rock and roll and pinball have a lot in common. Loud, colorful and rebellious, it was inevitable that the two would combine to celebrate rock’s icons. Inside the exhibit you'll find machines featuring icons such as KISS, Guns 'n' Roses, Alice Cooper, Dolly Parton, The Who, Elton John and more. All the machines on display are playable by visitors.

how to play

Every pinball machine can be played with Rock Hall tokens. A limited number of complimentary tokens will be included with a Rock Hall admission ticket and additional tokens can be purchased in the exhibit. Tweet your high score with #pinballwizard for a chance to be featured on the leaderboard.

On display

From Peter Criss of KISS’ drum set to Dolly Parton’s dress that inspired the backglass for the Dolly Parton pinball machine, fans will find other artifacts on display as they learn more about the popular pinball and rock subculture. Highlight items include

Pete Townshend of the Who’s acoustic guitar used to compose “Pinball Wizard”

A rare Andy Warhol piece, “Little Electric Chair”

An electric chair Alice Cooper stage prop used in his 1971 tour across North America and Europe

traveling exhibit schedule

  • Joseph Brant Museum, 10/6/2019 – 1/12/2020

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