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Public Tours & Group Reservations

CHM has something for everyone, from docent-led tours to demonstrations and self-guided visits. Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounted rates and priority entry when they register ahead of time. 

Public tours and demonstrations occur throughout the week and are available without reservations for groups smaller than 10 people.

Docent-Led Tours

Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing

Wednesday−Sunday, noon and 2 p.m.
The story of computing is epic. It’s driven by creativity, where accidents and luck can be as important as brilliant engineering. Explore the revolution that’s changed our world.

Women in Computing

First and third Friday every month, 2 p.m.
Women have played a crucial role in computing, from programming and engineering to marketing, business, and leadership. Discover the stories of these remarkable pioneers.

Demonstrations 

IBM 1401

Wednesday, 3 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.
The IBM 1401 transformed data processing, becoming one of history’s most popular computers. Journey to 1959 and experience the sights and sounds of a business computer center.

 

PDP-1 and Spacewar!

First and third Saturday every month, 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Discover the 1959 machine and game that captivated an early generation of hackers and made Rolling Stone magazine rave, “Ready or not. Computers are coming to the people.”

RAMAC 350

Wednesday, 2 p.m.
The heart of the world’s first disk drive, RAMAC has 50 24-inch spinning disks and holds 5 million characters (about 3.75 MB) of information.

For more Museum resources, visit our Activities & Resources page.

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