This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Even pinball has what the Pacific Pinball Museum founder, Michael Schiess, calls a “naughty past.” It’s all part of the kid-friendly history lesson families will uncover in this Alameda destination that feels more like an arcade than a place to learn science, art, and history. Kids will love seeing familiar characters like Dracula, Iron Man, and the Addams Family on themed machines as they discover a unique pastime that’s entertained Americans since the Great Depression.

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