Want to try your hand on an IBM punchcard machine? Punched cards were widely used through much of the 20th century in the data processing industry, where specialized and increasingly complex unit record machines, organized into semiautomatic data processing systems, used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Critical record keeping was done on punchcards across many industries and dropping a stack of cards was a disaster. Come learn more about how this machine was used and punch your own souvenir card to take home during the demo on Saturday from 2-4PM!
Museum is open Friday 12-5PM and Saturday 10AM-5PM.
Technologies That Truly Altered History and Changed Lives Dramatically.
Plan a fun family outing that’s also educational! School is different this semester and learning opportunities can come from anywhere. The Computer Museum of America (CMoA) makes it easy to incorporate moments of learning for children and adults alike. We’re offering fun activities around a monthly theme to supplement learning about the history of technology and it’s not just for “techies!”
Family Fun Field Trips are a fun way to enjoy a family outing while learning at the same time! Come experience the STEAM Timeline, visit the Apollo 11 and Supercomputer exhibits, meet our AI dog Aibo and more! Become a member at CMoA when you visit and come back each month (or more often!) to participate in the activities.
For October, CMoA will turn to a lesson on the machines that changed history. Learn about technologies that truly altered history and changed lives dramatically such as the Apple 1, Cray-1, and the Enigma Machine.
Get ready to experience the ultimate Museum After Hours for tech enthusiasts! Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-9 PM at Computer Museum of America (CMoA) for an unforgettable evening featuring the first showing of the new exhibit, Chips: Powering the Modern World.
With over 150 chips artfully configured and framed highlighting advancements in the electronics industry from 1940 to 2020, you will be amazed at how beautifully this exhibit weaves together the realms of art and technology and explores that dynamic intersection. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the incredible advancements that have shaped our modern world.
Music will be provided by Michelle Winters, a classic violinist turned pop and rock performer. “Michelle absolutely loves being the life of the party and adores playing music from Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga.”
So, don’t miss out on this extraordinary Museum After-Hours event at CMoA. Experience an evening filled with wonder, beauty, and a whole lot of fun!
Thank you to our sponsor, LGE Community Credit Union for sponsoring the 2023 Museum After-Hours events.
Members can attend at no cost but must register with promo code.
Tickets are $25.00 if purchased in advance.
Limited tickets at the door are $30.00.
This 21+ event features live music, a cash bar, lite ‘bytes’, and full access to CMoA’s exhibits including Chips: Powering the World.
for this fun evening.
CMoA members may attend this event at no cost.
Individual members may reserve one ticket
Dual, Individual plus one, or
Family members may reserve two tickets
Supporting members may reserve four tickets
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.