Calendar of Events at CMoA

Feb
4
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Punched cards were widely used throughout much of the 20th century in various industries for record keeping and data processing. Machines used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Come learn more about how punched card machines were used and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 29 to take home during the demo, this Saturday from 2PM – 4PM!

Feb
11
Sat
SciTech Saturday – Build a Homopolar Motor
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SciTech Saturday - Build a Homopolar Motor

Do you know a curious kid? You know, the one that always asks the why? what? and how? behind everyday things. SciTech Saturdays are here to satisfy some of their curiosity.

Join CMoA’s Education and Public Programs Manager to discuss and build Homopolar Motors. This topic and activity is for children 12 and older. See electromagnetic forces in action! Parents should plan to join in the fun.

Workshops begin at 11AM and have limited seating.

Free with museum admission.

Feb
18
Sat
Talking Tech at CMoA – From Apollo to Artemis
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talking Tech at CMoA - From Apollo to Artemis

Talking Tech at CMoA is a presenter series for all ages. From 15 to 105, you will enjoy a wide array of topics in Tech happening today from industry insiders.

At 2:00PM, NASA Ambassador, Steve Jones will share information about the Artemis missions and other upcoming projects from NASA. Steve, a physics teacher at Innovation Academy in Alpharetta, participates in year-round training to share with the public the latest news from NASA. Whether you’re a space ‘junkie’, a student interested in aerospace careers, or an armchair scientist, this presentation is for you!

Free for members or with museum admission.

Mar
4
Sat
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Punch Card Machine Demo
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Punched cards were widely used throughout much of the 20th century in various industries for record keeping and data processing. Machines used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Come learn more about how punched card machines were used and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 29 to take home during the demo, this Saturday from 2PM – 4PM!

Mar
5
Sun
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Mar
9
Thu
BYTE – A Night of Cuisine, Cocktails, and Computers
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
BYTE – A Night of Cuisine, Cocktails, and Computers

Raise a glass for Computer Museum of America (CMoA) at the second annual BYTE fundraiser. Enjoy dinner bytes, beverages from a hosted bar, live music by The Bourbon Brothers, and exclusive access to the Museum during this event including a new temporary exhibit, They Made What? Surprising Products from Innovative Companies. It’s a fun look at times tech companies explored a new business, released an unexpected product, or were simply too early with an idea. Did you know IBM once produced a coffee grinder?

Mar
11
Sat
SciTech Saturday – Create a Pi Day Bracelet
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SciTech Saturday - Create a Pi Day Bracelet

Do you know a curious kid? You know, the one that always asks the why? what? and how? behind everyday things. SciTech Saturdays are here to satisfy some of their curiosity.

In honor of Pi Day on 3-14, make a Pi bracelet to remember the digits of Pi out to 20 places. This activity with CMoA’s Education and Public Programs Manager is sure to be educational (shhhh) and fun! All ages are welcome. Parents should plan to join in the fun.

Workshops begin at 11AM and have limited seating.

Free with museum admission.

Apr
1
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Punched cards were widely used throughout much of the 20th century in various industries for record keeping and data processing. Machines used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Come learn more about how punched card machines were used and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 29 to take home during the demo, this Saturday from 2PM – 4PM!

Apr
22
Sat
Electronics Recycle Drive
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Electronics Recycle Drive

Earth Day is in April and at CMoA, we’re recognizing this day on April 22nd by collecting and recycling your old electronics.  Do you have unused electronics lying around? Do you want to dispose of them securely?  Computer Museum of America (CMoA) and New Life Technology Group have partnered to hold a contactless electronics recycling drop off at CMoA.

Flat screen TVs have a $20 disposal fee per TV.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items:
TVs (other than flat screens) / CRT (Tube) Monitors or TVs / DLP/Rear Projection TVs
Refrigerators / Large Appliances 

AC Units / Thermostats

For a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable items, please visit NewLifeTechGroup.com

Jun
5
Mon
CMoA Full Steam Ahead! Summer Camps 2023
Jun 5 – Jul 28 all-day

Full Steam Ahead! Summer Camps 2023

We’ll be launching 26 different half-day and full-day camps this year.

Ham Radio for Kids
Minecraft Chemistry Labs
Fractions with Origami
Robotics Code, Build & Challenge
3D CAD and Engineering Design Workshop
Python Programming and Game Design
Animation Nation – Make Your Own 2D Short Animated Movies
Javascript Coding Challenge
Sumo Battles/Mighty Bots
Design & Develop Your Own Website
Coding With Artificial Intelligence
Minecraft Architecture / Civil Engineering
Encryption and Cybersecurity
Roblox – Space Challenge
Graphic Design With Adobe Photoshop
Make and Take Home Your Own Desktop PC
Robot NASCAR Racing
Visual 3D Coding With Kodu
Build and Code Self Driving Vehicles
Game Design With Scratch 3.0
Mobile And Web App Design
Roblox Business Tycoon
3D Coding – Design & Code 3D Characters
Mad Science
Robot Battles
Minecraft Redstone Circuitry

Watch this space for registration information coming soon!

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2023 summer camps.

Nov
11
Sat
Electronics Recycle Drive
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Electronics Recycle Drive

National Recycling Day is in November and at CMoA, we’re recognizing this day on November 11th by collecting and recycling your old electronics.  Do you have unused electronics lying around? Do you want to dispose of them securely?  Computer Museum of America (CMoA) and New Life Technology Group have partnered to hold a contactless electronics recycling drop off at CMoA.

Flat screen TVs have a $20 disposal fee per TV.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items:
TVs (other than flat screens) / CRT (Tube) Monitors or TVs / DLP/Rear Projection TVs
Refrigerators / Large Appliances 

AC Units / Thermostats

For a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable items, please visit NewLifeTechGroup.com