Computer Museum of America Announces Spring and Summer Event Calendar
Attractions Include Computers in the Movies, “Full STEAM Ahead!” Summer Camps, and Bytes, Brews & Bourbon at One of Atlanta’s Newest and Most Innovative Museums
ROSWELL, Ga. (Feb. 3, 2021) – The Computer Museum of America (CMoA), one of the Atlanta area’s newest and most unique museums showcasing a comprehensive collection of artifacts from the digital revolution, is open for business with pandemic health precautions in place and today announces its event line up for spring and summer 2021. All current health and safety protocols will be followed including masks, plentiful hand sanitizer, social distancing and more.
The museum opened in 2019 with four exhibits: A Tribute to Apollo 11, Supercomputing: Vanquishing the Impossible, Timeline of Computer History, and The Byte Magazine Collection. A major new exhibit was unveiled in 2020 featuring a fully restored and operational Enigma machine, the World War II-era cipher computer made famous in the 2014 film The Imitation Game about the revolutionary code breaking work by Alan Turing.
An ongoing series called Bytes, Brews & Bourbon debuts this spring with the opening of the Computers in the Movies exhibit on Thursday, April 29, the week of the Academy Awards. At the evening event, CMoA guests will see up close how popular movies achieved memorable special effects using computers and can view digital artifacts used to create unforgettable scenes. At the event, guests will be among the first to stroll through Silicon Gallery, an updated space in the museum that will pay tribute to movies that either used significant technology for the first time or featured technology as a main character.
Bytes, Brews & Bourbon will be an ongoing special evening series, featuring new exhibits, spotlighting speakers, or other fun and relevant activities. Adult beverages and small bites will be available for purchase in the museum’s significant 44,000 square feet of space and the event will also feature prizes and other special giveaways. The Bytes, Brews & Bourbon cocktail evening on April 29 will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and will feature the new Computers in the Movies exhibit. The event is limited to 75 guests to adhere to CDC health and safety guidelines; CMoA will monitor state and local updates and news and determine changes as appropriate. Other Bytes, Brews & Bourbon events are planned for June 17 and Sept. 23, 2021.
This summer, CMoA’s STEAM summer camp debuts. Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, “Full STEAM Ahead!” at CMoA lets campers access hands on and enriching experiments, labs, projects and activities for an entire week to elevate their curiosity and understanding of STEAM in their everyday life and beyond.
CMoA is offering two sessions each for upper elementary and for middle grades. Upper elementary camper (rising 4th and 5th graders) sessions are the weeks of June 7 and June 21. Campers in upper middle grades (rising 6th through 8th graders,) go “Full STEAM Ahead!” the weeks of July 12 and July 19. All classes run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and campers bring their own lunches.
Summer camp price is $375 early bird through April 15 and $450 thereafter for members. Non-member camp price is $400 early bird through April 15 and $475 thereafter.
Advance tickets for the Bytes, Brews & Bourbon event unveiling Computers in the Movies on Thursday, April 29 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. cost $20 for CMoA members and $25 for non-members. Food and drink refreshment is an additional purchase. Information at www.ComputerMuseumOfAmerica.org; register at www.computermuseumofamerica.org/calendar/.
About the Computer Museum of America
The Computer Museum of America (CMoA) located north of Atlanta in Roswell, Ga. is a nonprofit organization that houses one of the world’s largest, most comprehensive collections of artifacts from the digital revolution. CMoA is committed to the preservation of computing devices, documents, and technology in order to exhibit, educate, and encourage future innovation. CMoA has worked with educational institutions, museums, and film companies with technology related exhibits and artifacts including Georgia Institute of Technology and the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is currently open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays and is located at 5000 Commerce Pkwy, Roswell, GA 30076. Additionally, the vast 44,000 square foot space is available for private events of all types. For more information, visit www.ComputerMuseumOfAmerica.org.
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