Calendar of Events at CMoA

Jul
24
Sat
CMoA Birthday Party
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
CMoA Birthday Party
CMoA Turns Two  
On July 20, 2019 Computer Museum of America (CMoA) opened its doors to the public for the very first time. We have much to celebrate as we turn two this month! You, our community, has supported us through visits, donations, attending events, volunteering, writing five-star reviews and more — and much of it during a global pandemic! We thank you.

During these first two years we unveiled new exhibits including rare artifacts like the Cray-2 and Enigma machine, added Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers, summer STEAM camps, and launched our successful event series – Bytes, Brews & Bourbon. In addition we have hosted a number of private events large and small.

We invite you to visit on Saturday, July 24th and celebrate with us in person. Everyone who visits can enter to win an Individual+1 membership drawn at the end of the day (valued at $100, and you do not have to be present to win). If you are already a member, you can win an annual renewal valued up to $100.

With your support, we will continue to build and offer educational exhibits and programs that share the stories about the history of computing. There are many ways you can give to CMoA

1. Make a one-time donation 
2. Select an item(s) from our Amazon wish list to support various museum programs
3. Become a volunteer

However you choose to help, know with certainty your involvement will further the mission of a museum dedicated to inspire and empower future generations and honor the history of the digital era.

 

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

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card 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 punch cards 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 from 2-4PM!

Sep
18
Sat
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo

Stop by CMoA today and meet Aibo, a companion robot dog with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Between 1-3PM, a Museum volunteer will demonstrate Aibo’s tricks and ability to follow commands. Learn more about AI including its history, where it is used today, and where it is going in the future.

 

Sep
23
Thu
Bytes & Brews – The Museum After-Hours @ Computer Museum of America
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Computer Museum of America (CMoA) is happy to bring you another Bytes & Brews: The Museum After-Hours event to be held September 23rd from 5:30PM-9PM. 

Visit CMoA this fall evening and be the first to see WW2 technology such as bomb sights and communication devices that will be displayed in the museum’s Nook Look. These pristine artifacts compliment the Enigma machine already on display.

In addition, CMoA is happy to have author Jan Slimming speak a few minutes about her book, “Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park” which tells the true story of Daisy Lawrence, Jan’s mother, and her experiences during WW2 working at the secretive Bletchley Park. You may also purchase a copy of her book and have it signed.

Bytes, as in bites, of light appetizers, and adult beverages will be available for purchase and live music is provided. Attendees can explore the Museum and mingle with other guests. 

This event is for guests 21+.

If you are a CMoA member, please enter your discount or promo code for the event,  If you don’t have that code, please contact us at info@computermuseumofamerica.org.

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

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card 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 punch cards 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 from 2-4PM!

Oct
16
Sat
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo

Stop by CMoA today and meet Aibo, a companion robot dog with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Between 1-3PM, a Museum volunteer will demonstrate Aibo’s tricks and ability to follow commands. Learn more about AI including its history, where it is used today, and where it is going in the future.

 

Nov
6
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card 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 punch cards 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 from 2-4PM!

Nov
20
Sat
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo

Stop by CMoA today and meet Aibo, a companion robot dog with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Between 1-3PM, a Museum volunteer will demonstrate Aibo’s tricks and ability to follow commands. Learn more about AI including its history, where it is used today, and where it is going in the future.

 

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

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card 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 punch cards 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 from 2-4PM!

Dec
18
Sat
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo

Stop by CMoA today and meet Aibo, a companion robot dog with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Between 1-3PM, a Museum volunteer will demonstrate Aibo’s tricks and ability to follow commands. Learn more about AI including its history, where it is used today, and where it is going in the future.

 

Jan
8
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card 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 punch cards 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 from 2-4PM!

Jan
15
Sat
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AI Dog (Aibo) Demo

Stop by CMoA today and meet Aibo, a companion robot dog with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Between 1-3PM, a Museum volunteer will demonstrate Aibo’s tricks and ability to follow commands. Learn more about AI including its history, where it is used today, and where it is going in the future.

 

Jan
29
Sat
Backspace Does Not Erase: Learn How Typewriters Lead Us to the Computer Age
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Backspace Does Not Erase: Learn How Typewriters Lead Us to the Computer Age

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 Saturday, January 29th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Feb
5
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card 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 punch cards 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 from 2-4PM!

Feb
18
Fri
Special Tech Tales: Storytime for Young Explorers
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Tech Tales: Storytime for Young Explorers

Special Tech Tales: Storytime for Young Explorers

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Kids out of school on Friday, the 18th for the long weekend? Come join us at the Computer Museum of America in Roswell, during Roswell Roots and Black History Month, as we celebrate the contributions of four extraordinary African American women. “Hidden Figures” tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden and how they persevered and overcame obstacles as women and as women of color who helped send man to the moon in1969.
There will be an activity ideal for children ages 5 to 10 following the reading. Before and/or afterward, families are invited to explore the museum and its Apollo 11 exhibit featuring memorabilia and an almost life-size lunar lander replica.
Free with museum admission.

 

 

Sep
1
Thu
SWAPtember in Atlanta
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
SWAPtember in Atlanta

Computer Museum of America (CMoA) is thrilled to be a participating member of the SWAPtember program in metro Atlanta this year. Swap the savings during the annual SWAPtember event at 22 metro Atlanta attractions! Show your Computer Museum of America (CMoA) membership card when you visit these participating Atlanta attractions from September 1-30, 2022, and receive $10 off a membership purchase.

Several organizations are offering additional discounts on general admission during the month-long savings event. For full offer details, visit the participating attraction’s website. Members from the other participating venues will receive $5 off admission at CMoA during the month of September.

Sep
3
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Sep 3 @ 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!

Sep
10
Sat
Educator’s Weekend
Sep 10 – Sep 11 all-day
Educator’s Weekend

Computer Museum of America (CMoA) will hold its first Educator’s Weekend on September 10 (10AM-5PM) and 11 (12PM – 5PM).

CMoA would like to say Thank You! for all you do and Welcome Back! to the new school year.  To show our appreciation, visiting educators who present a valid educator/teacher ID will be admitted at no charge.  Admission for accompanying family members or friends will be regular price.

Educator’s Weekend is a great opportunity for area K-12 teachers to explore CMoA. You can pick up information about our tours, activities, and group pricing for future field trips during your visit. As we are also part of the Fulton County School’s Cultural Kaleidoscope program, it is a chance for teachers in Fulton County Schools to preview one of the approved locations.