Join us for a Curator (Cornell alum) led tour of the Computer History Museum. Find out why computer history is 2000 years old. Learn about computer history´s game-changers in our multimedia exhibitions. Play a game of Pong or Spacewar! Listen to computer pioneers tell their story from their own perspective. Discover the roots of today´s Internet and mobile devices. See over 1,100 historic artifacts, including some of the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s.
The tour will generally last 45 minutes to 1 hour and focus on 6 to 12 artifacts within the museum's primary exhibition, Revolution. At least an additional hour is recommended to explore the portions of Revolution not included in the tour, as well as the museum's other exhibits, including Make Software Change the World.
The Computer History Museum is a non-profit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images.
When: Saturday, Apr 28, 2018. 1pm-3pm. Arrive at 12:45pm so we can get the group together for check-in and start the tour at 1pm sharp. Wear Red or Cornell gear so we can easily find each other.
Where: Meet near the front desk of the museum (Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043).
- This is a family friendly event, so an adult must register along with their children and must accompany the children throughout the tour; no drop-offs.
- You will need to create separate registrations for children under the age of 10 and students in your group. Admission is free for children under the age of 10, but they need to be registered.
- This tour lasts for an hour and you are free to explore the museum after until closing time (5pm).
- Registration ends on Apr 22nd. Please sign-up early.
Questions? Please contact Xiaohua Yang, CALS'12 or Raj Uppala, MBA '15.
(Image Credits: Computer History Museum)