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Public Tours & Group Reservations

CHM has something for everyone, from docent-led tours to demonstrations to self-guided visits.

Public tours and demonstrations occur throughout the week and are available without reservations for groups less than 10 people. For groups of 10 or more, please visit Group Reservations

Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing Tour

Docent-led tour. Open to the public for groups less than 10.

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 in this docent-led tour.

Days and Times

Wednesday through Sunday, noon and 2 p.m.

 

Women in Computing Tour

Docent-led tour. Open to the public for groups less than 10.

Women have played a crucial role in computing, from programming and engineering to marketing, business, and leadership. Discover the stories of these remarkable pioneers in this docent-led tour.

Days and Times

First and third Friday every month, 2 p.m.

IBM 1401 Demo

Docent-led demo. Open to the public for groups less than 10.

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.

Days and Times

Wednesday, 3 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.

PDP-1 and Spacewar! Demo

Docent-led demo. Open to the public for groups less than 10.

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.”

Days and Times

First and third Saturday every month, 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

 

RAMAC 350 Demo

Docent-led demo. Open to the public for groups less than 10.

The heart of the world’s first disk drive, the RAMAC 350 storage unit has 50 24-inch spinning disks and holds 5 million characters (about 3.75 MB) of information. Experience this “high speed” unit in action.

Days and Times

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

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

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