Calendar of Events at CMoA

Talking Tech: Book Club – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talking Tech: Book Club - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Talking Tech at CMoA: Book Club

Join Rena Youngblood, Executive Director of CMoA; Kaleigh Kendrick, college professor and content developer at Microsoft; and Dedren Snead, futurist and CEO of SUBSUME Media to discuss Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton on Saturday, May 18th at 2 PM.Bill Gates said, “Zevin really captures what it feels like to start a company that takes off. It’s thrilling to know your vision is now real, but success brings a lot of new questions.” We will discuss the characters, storyline/plot development and the impact of gaming in today’s environment. Invite your friends, spouses, and book clubs to participate in our first Talking Tech: Book Club edition. To help us plan, please let us know if you will attend.*This book may contain adult themes, language, and drug use.

Free for members or with museum admission but please let us know that you’re interested with an RSVP via this link.

2024 Summer Camps: Build & Code Self Driving Vehicles
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Build & Code Self Driving Vehicles
Camp Week: July 15-19, 2024
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM – 12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Beg- Adv

Pre- requisite: Ability to work in a group

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Programming Precision
  • Sensors

Soft skills:

  • Creativity
  • Product Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Hand Eye Coordination

Real Time Application: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Software Engineering

Course Description:

Keeping pace with a technology driven world, we’ve developed a hands-on blended learning experience that’s fun, rewarding, and challenging.

Campers will learn to build smart self-driving vehicles from start to finish!  Learning design concepts along with mechanical engineering they will create unique vehicle designs including obstacle avoidance, line, and light following sensors and more.

Campers will come to understand the concepts of physics such as momentum, acceleration, drag, etc.

***Materials and equipment provided***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.


Talking Tech – Tom Dworschak – Apollo to Artemis: To the Moon and Back – Again
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talking Tech - Tom Dworschak - Apollo to Artemis: To the Moon and Back - Again

To help CMoA celebrate its 5th anniversary and the reason behind our opening date, we welcome back Tom Dworschak, NASA Solar System Ambassador.

His fast-paced talk begins with the 1957 launch of Sputnik and the ensuing USA-USSR space race, which saw the Mercury and Gemini programs lay the groundwork for the Apollo moon landings (1969-1972). He’ll then jump to the present day to discuss NASA’s current plans to launch Artemis to return astronauts to the moon after a half-century hiatus as well as future plans to land on Mars.

Help us celebrate five exciting years of Computer Museum of America with this highly engaging presentation.

Talking Tech is free for members or with museum admission.