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Tips for an enjoyable visit to Computer Museum of America

For location and hours of operation go to Visit the Museum.

Guests will want to wear comfortable shoes when visiting CMoA. The museum has over 35,000 square feet of walking area. Ample seating is available throughout the museum and two wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CMoA does not require advanced purchase of admission tickets.

Parking at CMoA is free and conveniently located near the main entrance.

Guests spend on average 1.5 hours touring CMoA. The last admission tickets are sold 45 minutes before closing.

Computer Museum of America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, relies on admission fees, donations, gift shop sales, and membership revenue, to support the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and educational programs.

No food or drinks are permitted in the museum except for sealable plastic water bottles.

Please leave backpacks, suitcases, over-sized purses, diaper bags, and the likes at home or in the car. If you must bring them to the museum, please be aware they will have to remain at the admissions entrance until your visit is complete.

Admission discounts are offered to seniors, children, college students, military, and groups of 10 or more. For more information visit

We encourage visitors to take photos and record video for personal and social media memories. Be sure to use #computermuseumofamerica whenever posting. There are a few selfie stations located throughout the museum. In the Tribute to Apollo exhibit, guests can record friends and family in slow motion on the surface of the moon where it appears they are in zero gravity.  In another spot, snap a picture next to the IBM Summit graphic while appearing to be on the raised floor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Ask any CMoA staff member or volunteer for help locating these photo opportunities.

CMoA is located on one floor with wide enough spaces for wheelchair, walker, or cane use. Seating is available throughout.

Artifact donations must be submitted online for review and evaluation by the collections team prior to accepting.

Computer Museum of America is suitable for all ages with several hands-on activities throughout the space. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

There are many benefits to a CMoA membership including unlimited visits, and discounts in the gift shop and to events.  An admission ticket may be applied towards the purchase of membership on the same day of museum visit.

The museum has space for any size or type of event from corporate meetings to special events. See event information for details.

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