New Playland Logo Playland Banner
Take Me Home Just What is Playland? Show Me Your Featured Attractions We Love Parties!!! Read All About What We Are Doing Have Your People Call My People



April 19th & 20th
Easter Weekend
Seek and ye shall find eggs-cellent surprises at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Throughout our Museum of Fun, hunt eggs-tra-ordinary things among the antiques of our Penny Arcade, free-play pinball machines in Pinball Alley and around the classic games of the Carousel Carnival. Search the exhibitions dedicated to bygone American amusements and eggs-change what you find for prizes! Happy Easter!
Fabulous Frank
Saturday & Sunday
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!


Playland After Dark
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Playland After Dark — Grown-up Game Night
Adults Only (18 yrs+)
Admission Only $10
Join us for a date night like no other—Playland After Dark's Grown-up Game Night featuring board games galore (or you can bring your favorite!) and all the unique exhibits, classic carnival games and free-play pinball always available at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, without the kids.

April 26th & 27th
Amusement Park Preservation Weekend
Take your love of the boardwalk to the next level! Learn about bygone amusement parks from a preservation expert from the American Coast Association and enjoy vintage photographs and special displays in the already chock-full-of-nostalgia Museum of Fun. Short presentations for amusement park enthusiasts happen at noon, 2:00pm and 4:00pm, both days.
Magician Mike Della Penna
Saturday & Sunday
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Magician Mike Della Penna is a transplanted New England illusionist who also teaches second grade in the Berkeley School System. Mike perfected his entertainment skills as a standup comic in Boston but developed an early love for children's magic. His live shows are extraordinary as he involves make believe and interactivity which embraces every child's dream of what just might be possible. His assistant is Clara the Clarevoyant Duck who has amazing powers even when blindfolded. Mike taught Playland's 2010, 2011, and 2012 sold out Magic Camps (where he got raves from his students). Don't miss this amazing performer.

May 3rd & 4th
Cinco de Mayo Weekend
Get your Cinco de Mayo fiesta on at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! The whole family can celebrate with games, prizes, performances; and kids can take home their own Cinco de Mayo coloring page.

May 10th & 11th
Mother's Day Special and Dorothy Returns Weekend
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach this Mother's Day weekend with $2 off general admission for all mothers both Saturday and Sunday. As a special bonus, Wizard of Oz fans can click their heels and celebrate the return of Dorothy to Oz on the big screen with Oz-themed hunts throughout our Museum of Fun.


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, May 13th
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Playland After Dark — Grown-up Game Night
Adults Only (18 yrs+)
Admission Only $10
Playland After Dark had such a blast hosting our Grown-up Game Nights (last Thursday of every month) that we had to open up the Museum of Fun to adult-only-admission another evening. Join us for the second Tuesday each month—same time (6pm – 10pm), same low price ($10 for all the FREE PLAY pinball, arcade and carnival games), same fun (board games with friends old and new).

May 17th & 18th
Godzilla and Armed Forces Day Weekend
Calling all heroes! Godzilla is attacking Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Help defend the pinball machines by finding where Godzilla is hidden! And for the real-life heroes of our Armed Forces: In honor of Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17th, show your military ID at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach and receive $2 off admission and 100 free prize tickets. (Military spouses and family members with military ID receive the same discount.)

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
May 16th, 17th, & 18
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach at Pin-A-Go-Go
Pinball enthusiasts will find us in Dixon, CA, this weekend at the 18th annual Pin-A-Go-Go pinball show! Stop by the Playland-Not-at-the-Beach booth at this famous event and say hello! Playland-Not-at-the-Beach will be open as usual.

Thursday, May 22nd
Paint Nite Fundraiser
Spend two hours with an artist guiding you, step by step, through painting your own unique masterpiece! We provide everything you need to this painting experience including the canvas, plaints, brushes and even a smock. Bring your fun loving friends to paint at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and we'll make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed. After finishing your painting enjoy all the FREE PLAY games of Playland-Not-at-the-Beach until 10:00pm for no additional charge.

PaintNite is a FUNdraising event for Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. 40% of your PaintNite fee will go directly towards Playland. Signup online directly through Paint Nite.

(All registrations for this event must be done through PaintNite not Playland.)

Friday, May 23rd
"RePlay" For Life, a Relay For Life Fundraiser
Have a good time for a good cause! Proceeds from tonight's fun-raiser from 4:00pm-10:00pm benefit Relay For Life and Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's team--Playland Pals. Help us to make more magic and memories possible for those touched by cancer by joining us at this extra special event.

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
May 24th, 25th, & 26th
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's 6th Birthday Weekend!
The East Bay's Best Birthday Party Venue celebrates a birthday of its own! We'll have special contests on the pinball and carnival games, special magic shows and many other surprises! Open Monday from 10:00am to 5:00pm for an extra day to play!


Playland After Dark
Thursday, May 29th
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Playland After Dark — Grown-up Game Night
Adults Only (18 yrs+)
Admission Only $10
Join us for a date night like no other—Playland After Dark's Grown-up Game Night featuring board games galore (or you can bring your favorite!) and all the unique exhibits, classic carnival games and free-play pinball always available at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, without the kids.

May 31st & June 1st
Good Dinosaurs Weekend
Many well-known dinosaurs have wondered into Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Test your dinosaur I.Q. and win prize tickets!

Summer Magic Camp
    Session 1 — June 23 - 27
    Session 2 — July 14 - 18
Does your child love magic? Do you? Beginning in June, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is excited to bring back our popular summer Magic Camp for its fifth straight year. Magic enthusiasts of any age (8+), level or ability can learn how to perform magic effects, polish presentation skills and make new friends who love the magical arts.

Award-winning magician and teacher Mike Della Penna returns to teach two separate week-long sessions of magic instruction that also include DIY trick building, very special guests, exclusive performances, and lots of fun and laughter. Every Magic Camper receives a magic book and all the materials necessary for the course. Sign up quickly as this will fill up fast!

Summer Magic Camp Jr.
Tuesday & Thursday
  Session 1A — June 24
  Session 1B — June 26
  Session 2A — July 15
  Session 2B — July 17
This exclusive magic camp workshop for kids aged 5-7-years old teaches the littlest magicians how to surprise, astonish and shine! In each two-hour workshop, award-winning magician (and second-grade teacher) Mike Della Penna instructs campers how to make their own props and manipulate them to perform magic effects.

This class is great for budding magicians with smaller hands and possibly shorter attention spans. Magic Camp, Jr., is offered four times over the summer, and each session is two hours long. These classes filled up fast last year, so don't miss out.








Copyright 1999-2014 by Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy