Calendar of Events at CMoA

Nov
27
Fri
Punch Card Machine Demo – November 27 @ Computer Museum of America
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 from 2-4PM!

Nov
28
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo – November 28
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 from 2-4PM!

Dec
5
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo @ Computer Museum of America
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Jun
25
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

Friday, June 25th at 1PM, we are reading “What Do you Do With an Idea” followed by a hands-on activity. This story sparks the imagination and empowers children to create! Let your child engineer their creation with their CMoA provided invention kit. Participants will bring their idea to life discovering elements of design and art along the way! Be sure to explore the museum before or after storytime. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10. Become a museum member and attend the summer reading series for free in addition to all other benefits of membership.

 

Jul
2
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

Friday, July 2nd at 1PM, we are reading “ABCs of Space” followed by a STEM space activity. Using their ABCs, children will build their own unique space rover to take home. Be sure to explore the museum before or after storytime where our almost life-size replica of a lunar lander makes a great photo backdrop. We’ll show you how to make a fun video of your youngster(s) so it looks like they are in zero gravity too! Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10. Become a museum member and attend the summer reading series for free in addition to all other benefits of membership.

 

Jul
9
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

This Friday at 1PM, we are reading “A Computer Called Katherine.” This story follows the incredibly brilliant life of Kathrine Johnson and her important role in America’s race to the moon. Storytime attendees will design their own balloon rocket and participate in a race to the moon. Be sure to explore the museum before or after storytime. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10. Become a museum member and attend the summer reading series for free in addition to all other benefits of membership.

 

Jul
16
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

This Friday at 1PM we are reading “The Life of Albert Einstein” which shows young readers the impressive life and legacy the great mathematician left behind. Einstein had many tools and methods for solving some of the most complex equations in the world! Join us this afternoon to create your very own equation solving tool to help with multiplication tables. See a variety of math tools on exhibit such as abacus, slides and several early calculators in our STEAM Timeline exhibit. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10. Become a museum member and attend the summer reading series for free in addition to all other benefits of membership.

 

Jul
17
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

This Saturday at 1PM we are reading “The Life of Albert Einstein” which shows young readers the impressive life and legacy the great mathematician left behind. Einstein had many tools and methods for solving some of the most complex equations in the world! Join us this afternoon to create your very own equation solving tool to help with multiplication tables. See a variety of math tools on exhibit such as abacus, slides and several early calculators in our STEAM Timeline exhibit. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10. Become a museum member and attend the summer reading series for free in addition to all other benefits of membership.

 

Jul
23
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

This Friday at 1PM we are reading “What do you do with a problem” followed by an activity. This book explores addressing challenges head on and finding solutions and opportunities. Children will engineer a handy tool they can use for grabbing items out of reach. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10. Become a museum member and attend the summer reading series for free in addition to all other benefits of membership.

 

Jul
24
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

This Saturday at 1PM we are reading “What do you do with a problem” followed by an activity. This book explores addressing challenges head on and finding solutions and opportunities. Children will engineer a handy tool they can use for grabbing items out of reach. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10. Become a museum member and attend the summer reading series for free in addition to all other benefits of membership.

 

Jul
30
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

This Friday at 1PM we are reading “How to Code a Sand Castle” followed by an activity and game. Treat the kids to a fun storytime with an activity and spend time exploring the museum before or after storytime. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10.

 

Jul
31
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

This Saturday at 1PM we are reading “How to Code a Sand Castle” followed by an activity and game. Treat the kids to a fun storytime with an activity and spend time exploring the museum before or after storytime. Tech Tales is free with admission and ideal for children ages 4 to 10.

 

Mar
13
Sun
CMoA at Chattachoochee Nature Center
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CMoA at Chattachoochee Nature Center

Join CMoA on Sunday, March 13th at Chattahoochee Nature Center as we participate in their Flying Into the Future Family Day. We will have Aibo with us and be set up to test your youngsters engineering skills with the gumdrop structure challenge.

Jun
17
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

June 17, 2022
Hedy Lemarr’s Double Life
Guest Reader: Jan Slimming, Author of Code Breaker Girls

Join us as we kick off our summer program with the reading of Hedy Lemarr’s Double Life. Learn about the double life of esteemed Hollywood actress and brilliant inventor Hedy Lemarr. This fascinating story discloses the life of the movie star that had a passion for science and engineering. In 1941 she developed frequency-hopping technology that became a precursor to secure wi-fi, GPS and Bluetooth. After the story, children will create their own paper and string telephones and “communicate” with each other.

 

Jun
24
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

June 24, 2022
ABCs of Space
Guest Reader: Staff Member from Visit Roswell

Children will learn about dark matter, fusion, stars and more space terms during the reading of ABCs of Space. This story is a colorful and educational introduction to space for the young astronomer or aspiring astronaut. After the story, children will create their own personalized rocket.

 

Jul
1
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

July 1, 2022
Doll-E 1.0 and T-Bone the Drone
Guest Reader: Shonda McClsoky, Author of Doll-E 1.0 and T-Bone the Drone 

Author and illustrator of Doll-E 1.0 and T-Bone the Drone Shonda McClosky will read her books and lead the activity this week. Problem-solving and technology go hand-in-hand as these protagonists save the day. This is Shanda’s second year reading at Tech Tales. She will teach youngsters how to draw her characters and then fly a drone. Participants will also fly mini indoor drones. 

Jul
8
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

July 8, 2022
Computer Decoders 

This week we are learning about ‘Hidden Figure,’ Dorothy Vaughn, who loved all things numbers! Computer Decoders delves into the life of a fascinating woman who was a highly respected mathematician. This story describes how Dorothy had to overcome many challenges with grace and perseverance. After the story, Children will learn how to convert a special date into binary code.

Jul
15
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

What Do You Do With a Problem?

Today’s book is What Do You Do With a Problem? This story is a heartwarming tale for anyone who has ever dealt with a problem. No one is too young to learn the importance of courage and persistence. Children will put on their engineering hats after the story and solve for how to grab something just out of reach.

Jul
22
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap is this week’s selection and we’ll be reading near the Lunar Module replica in the Tribute to Apollo exhibit on the moon floor. Children will learn more about the 1969 moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. After the story, participants will create their very own moon rover. 

Jul
29
Fri
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers

Rosie Revere Engineer

We are wrapping up this summer series reading Rosie Revere Engineer. This story follows a young girl who has aspirations to one day become an engineer. Where some see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration to create something great. After the story, children will become engineers for the day by building and then testing structures. Just how much weight can their creation bear?