American Computer Museum
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|Facility:||American Computer Museum|
|Description:||From its inception, the American Computer Museum has emphasized the evolution of the information age with an emphasis on the United States,but there are also ample displays throughout the museum that showcase the contributions made by other nations and cultures to the rise of the information age.
Displays are designed to appeal from the beginner through the expert in computing. View a video introducing the museum and its collections. Join regularly scheduled tours conducted by knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. An ideal family destination. Comprehensive assortment of antique office appliance such as typewriters, Arithmometers, adding machines, furniture, electric fans, staplers, pencil sharpeners, etc. - not to mention hundreds of slide rules, dozens of mainframe computers and peripherals and scores of personal computers - all presented in a timeline fashion.
Over 1,000 artifacts are on display in a 6,000 square foot area. Look around you and chances are that you are near a computer or computing device. Be you in your home, car or out for a stroll - you are most probably near one. Your watch, microwave, car, ATM bank machine, telephone, pager, CD player, clock, VCR, laser disk player, dvd player - computer. All of these devices and many more have tiny silicon devices that compute and store information. Travel through the museum's timeline and you will grasp the exciting 20,000+ years of history of the information age. Technology becomes easier to accept when one learns about its origins in the natural process of human development.
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|Address 1:||2304 N. 7th Ave Ste. B|
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|Hours:||June - August: 10 AM to 4 PM, (Thurs. till 8 PM), 7-days-a-week; September - May: Tue., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 12 Noon to 4 PM & Thu. 4 PM till 8 PM|
|Admission:||$4 per adult, $2 per child 6 to 12 (under 6, free)|
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