Current Exhibits

Exhibits at CMoA

CMoA has a number of exhibits that focus on exciting areas of technology and computing.  These include Apollo, Supercomputing, Computer History Timeline, and Byte Magazine exhibits.  But, there’s so much more.  CMoA recently opened its Retro Gaming Corner, a PDP wall, and Enigma exhibit.

A Tribute to Apollo 11

Let your imagination run wild – it’s almost like being there. Start the experience viewing an animated documentary titled ‘Getting to the Moon and Back’. See the type of computers NASA used from an IBM 3420, a front panel of an IBM 360, modular computer systems and more. Visitors can immerse themselves in a brief history of Rocketry, the race to space, and view dioramas of scenes from Apollo 11-17.


A varied collection of supercomputers will illustrate how these machines impact our everyday lives from the daily weather predictions, artificial intelligence and cyber security. See more than 70 supercomputers from the iconic Cray 1A, Connection Machine 2 and Pixar Image Computer, Sun Microsystems to a life size mural of the IBM summit. The exhibit recognizes Seymour Cray’s contribution as the father of supercomputing.

STEAM Timeline

This exhibit features artifacts from the digital past through the early 2000s. 

Beginning with the catalysts of the digital age – an abacus, slide rules, a rotary telephone, and transistor radios, we take you on a journey through the decades. See a Datapoint 2200, Altair 8800, an original Apple-1, the infamous RadioShack TRS80, a rare Apple Lisa 1, the first IBM PC, and an Apple NeXT Machine among many others. More recent artifacts include an Atari 2600, Nintendo Game Boy, a Commodore 64, and so much more. The award-winning timeline tells the stories of people, products, and technologies that advanced Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) in the context of aerospace, transportation, pop culture, heroes and sheroes, and games. 

Byte Wall Magazine Collection

The complete collection of Byte magazine covers including special editions. Step back in time and see how Byte Magazine covers told stories and moved to a product catalog. Visitors will be mesmerized by the intricate artwork from early publications. Two original Robert Tinney artwork covers are on display in the collection.

The Enigma Machine

The latest exhibit at CMoA features an Enigma machine, used by the Germans during World War 2 to secure communications between military personnel.  Different branches of the German military had differently configured machines with different methods to vary communications.  The Enigma machine at CMoA is a 3 rotor model in near perfect condition.  It was purchased on March 7, 1936 by the German army according to the original papers from the company which produced the Enigma, Heimsoeth and Rinke, an encoding machine company in Berlin.  About 40,000 Enigma machines were produced in total and less than 300 are believed to remain today in various working conditions.

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