Upcoming Events

Feb 21, 2019 6:00 PM Speaker Series
Private Event
Core Donor Appreciation Event
Exclusive Sneak Peek of CHM's New Learning Lab!
CHM Core Donors are invited to an exclusive sneak peek of CHM’s Learning Lab before its public unveiling on March 1.
CHM Core Donors are invited to an exclusive sneak peek of CHM’s Learning Lab before its public unveiling on March 1.

CHM believes that learning can transform lives. As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, we are opening an innovative new space devoted entirely to learning. The Learning Lab is a multipurpose, 3,000-square-foot space designed to spark curiosity, foster creativity, and encourage experimentation. The new space will provide community resources, interactive activities, thought-provoking exhibits, technology demonstrations, and first-hand experience with cutting-edge research, scholarship, curriculum, and programming at the intersection of technology and learning.

Members of Core—CHM’s elite group of donors who provide the largest portion of our Annual Fund—their contribution is critical to our success and community impact. Thanks to the support and enthusiasm of our donor community, we are able to take on projects, like our Learning Lab, that will have continued community impact for years to come.
Feb 22, 2019 10:00 AM Special Events
Member Brunch | Learning Lab Sneak Preview
Members-only Exclusive Sneak Peek of CHM's New Learning Lab!
CHM Member's are invited to a sneak peek of CHM’s newest learning space before its public unveiling on March 1.

CHM believes that learning can transform lives. As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, we are opening an innovative new space devoted entirely to learning. The exciting new Learning Lab is a multipurpose, 3,000-square-foot space designed to spark curiosity, foster creativity, and encourage experimentation....
CHM Member's are invited to an exclusive sneak peek of CHM’s newest learning space before its public unveiling on March 1.

CHM believes that learning can transform lives. As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, we are opening an innovative new space devoted entirely to learning. The exciting new Learning Lab is a multipurpose, 3,000-square-foot space designed to spark curiosity, foster creativity, and encourage experimentation. The new space will provide community resources, interactive activities, thought-provoking exhibits, technology demonstrations, and first-hand experience with cutting-edge research, scholarship, curriculum, and programming at the intersection of technology and learning.

Thanks to the support and enthusiasm of our members, we are able to take on projects, like our Learning Lab, that will have continued community impact for years to come.
Mar 1, 2019 10:00 AM Speaker Series
Coming Spring 2019: A Space to Learn
New CHM Learning Lab Opens March 1
CHM believes that learning can transform lives. As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, we are opening an innovative new space this spring devoted entirely to learning. The Learning Lab is a welcoming, innovative space for exploration and discovery. Find changing exhibits that spark imagination, hands-on activities that ignite curiosity, and educational resources that give everyone a new way to explore technology...
Join us on March 1 for exploration and discovery in CHM's new Learning Lab!

CHM believes that learning can transform lives. As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, we are opening an innovative new space this spring devoted entirely to learning. The Learning Lab is a welcoming, innovative space for exploration and discovery. Find changing exhibits that spark imagination, hands-on activities that ignite curiosity, and educational resources that give everyone a new way to explore technology.

Organized into four unique spaces, the Learning Lab encourages interaction and connection at every stop. Discovery tables with historical artifacts, an interactive wall featuring inspiring tech innovators, and insights about CHM collections from our teen interns greet visitors in the Hub. Amphitheater-style seating in the Harlan E. Anderson Arena serves as a gathering point at the start or end of programs, seating for event attendees, or a place for drop-in visitors to relax and recharge. Visitors can deconstruct a computer or solve a coded puzzle in our Lab, or take a walk on technology’s creative side with changing exhibits and installations in our Imaginarium.

The Learning Lab accommodates drop-in public access as well as a full calendar of community events and educational programs, workshops, and activities.

For more information about visiting the museum go to hours and admission.
Mar 22, 2019 5:00 PM Speaker Series
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new!
Mar 28, 2019 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Ada Lovelace: the Making of a Computer Scientist
Augusta Ada King’s Life in Mathematics, 1815-1843
Ada Lovelace: the Making of a Computer Scientist
Join two of the co-authors of Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist, Ursula Martin and Adrian Rice for a discussion of Ada Lovelace’s life in mathematics and its meaning for us today.
Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace, is an iconic figure in our vision of computing’s past for her remarkable work with Charles Babbage and on the possibilities of computing machines. And yet her engagement with computing at a time before the roles and definitions of digital computing emerged has made the characterization of her life and contribution a matter of continued study. The new book, Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist, draws extensively on archival collections at Oxford’s famed Bodleian Library to put Ada Lovelace’s life-long pursuit of mathematics at its center.

Born into the heights of the British aristocracy, Ada’s passion for mathematics was encouraged by her mother, Lady Byron, who shared it. From private tutors, Ada’s mathematical education continued under one of the leading British mathematicians of her day, Augustus de Morgan. For a decade, starting at the age of eighteen, Ada collaborated with Charles Babbage on his revolutionary computing machinery, adding her own insights. For most of this collaboration, Babbage was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and the University of Cambridge, the seat once held by Isaac Newton.

Join two of the co-authors of Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist, Ursula Martin and Adrian Rice for a discussion of Ada Lovelace’s life in mathematics and its meaning for us today.

We are pleased to have Books Inc. onsite selling copies of Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist before and after the program.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.

On Exhibit: Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace
Drawing on the Lovelace papers held at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries, Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace features reproductions from the Bodleian's exceptional collection that highlight Lovelace's mathematical prowess as well as her creativity and imagination. Discover rare historical documents from Lovelace's childhood and later correspondence to and from her distinguished tutors, including Augustus De Morgan, Charles Babbage, and other well-known Victorian thinkers.
Jun 21, 2019 5:00 PM Speaker Series
Friday Nights @CHM
Teen Takeover: Idea to Influence
The Computer History Museum invites teens from across the Bay Area to join us from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 21 for a fun-filled night packed with activities, food, and music. Organized by CHM’s Teen Engagement Council (TEC), Idea to Influence is a free after-hours event that allows teens to explore the ways in which technology helps define the past, present, and future of society.
The Computer History Museum invites teens from across the Bay Area to join us from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 21 for a fun-filled night packed with activities, food, and music. Organized by CHM’s Teen Engagement Council (TEC), Idea to Influence is a free after-hours event that allows teens to explore the ways in which technology helps define the past, present, and future of society.

Follow the journey from the conception of an idea as it gains support and influences people all over the world! Learn how modern popular culture and social innovation have been shaped by social media and other forms of technology.

This event is open to the public. Teens and young adults will find lots to see and do throughout the night, and families of all ages are welcome.

The Teen Engagement Council at CHM fosters collaboration among teens to create, coordinate, execute, and promote events by teens for teens. “Idea to Influence” is an event aimed at paving the way for increased teen participation at the Computer History Museum.

Bring your Eventbrite confirmation for free admission and to receive 15% off at the Museum Store. Offer valid for this event only.

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