We encourage educators to preview the Museum for free. A preview visit is the perfect opportunity to learn more about computing history from an expert docent, see a restored historical artifact in action, or plan how your class will spend their time here. Present your faculty or staff identification for free admission, and don’t hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff and volunteers for assistance.
Education staff are always available to answer questions or help develop ideas for integrating computer history into your curriculum. Contact us for more information.
Attend an Educator Workshop to meet Museum educators and learn first-hand about everything we have to offer for you and your students. Workshops provide opportunities to learn from educators, historians, and computer pioneers, and include plenty of time for participants to network and exchange creative ideas. Each workshop has a different focus; contact us for a schedule of upcoming topics and dates.
Find lesson plans and activities for use with students in grades 3 through 12 before and after a visit to the Museum. In many cases, these lessons can also be conducted independently of a visit. All lessons are aligned with California State and Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts, and with Next Generation Science Standards.
The Museum’s website contains a wealth of information, stories, and images relating to the history of computing. Here you will find digital versions of current and past exhibitions, biographies of industry pioneers, and a searchable database of our collections, among many other helpful resources.
Every aspect of Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing is contained in this digital version of the exhibition. Click on the link to find timelines, interactive applications, imagery, and extensive video resources that can enhance your understanding of computer history.
Timeline of Computing History
The history of computing from 1939 to 1994, complete with illustrated descriptions of significant innovations, all in a searchable timeline.
The Computer History Museum on YouTube
More than 200 lectures, historical videos, and oral histories from the Museum’s collection. Computer pioneers, innovators, industry leaders, and commentators from the last 50 years recall the challenges of developing and introducing new technologies, discuss the computer's impact on society, and ponder what’s coming next.
Our acclaimed speaker series, featuring live conversations with visionaries and leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond. The series can also be viewed on KQED television.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fascinating answers to intriguing topics in computing history.
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