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American Computer Museum

2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
+1 406-582-1288
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Small museum packed with interesting exhibits

The American Computer and Robotics Museum (the name changed recently) is really about information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wander18539
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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
It was very "nerdy" and interesting!

My boys (7 & 10) loved it. However, they sort of "sped" through a lot of it. LOTS of great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
877caseyf
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For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest continually operating nonprofit museum dedicated to the History of the Information Age, Robotics & Social Networking. Inch for inch, the best museum in the world. - Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus - HarvardAn eye-opener for nine-year-olds to ninety-nine-year-olds, and you'll find your conversations going back to it again and again. - Montana MagazineAs seen in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, ABC News, Vancouver Courier, New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, C-Span, ABC News, Distinctly Montana, and many other media outlets...
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“enigma machine” (18 reviews)
“office park” (7 reviews)
“ancient times” (5 reviews)
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2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The American Computer and Robotics Museum (the name changed recently) is really about information technology from the very beginning. Exhibits include a clay tablet and papyrus with writing. The museum takes up only a few rooms in an office townhouse development, but it is packed...More

Thank Wander18539
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys (7 & 10) loved it. However, they sort of "sped" through a lot of it. LOTS of great information about the history of computers, computing, robots, AI, etc. I could definitely spend more time here reading everything. But, you really should be "into"...More

Thank 877caseyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very small, but has a bit of everything you need to know about computing and robotics. You'll get a brief into into the history of data persistence, printing, electronics and mathematical concepts relevant to the field and get to see authentic examples...More

Thank Norbert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not being fascinated by computers, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this little museum It is in a business park in an office building so do not be surprised that it is not a separate building. The exhibits touched on a lot of...More

Thank CaliforniaOsprey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A trip down memory lane. Same computer I learned on in high school right up to recent technology. Great displays and very well put together.

Thank CMP-Don
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than expected. Especially interesting was the Enigma machine that Germans used in World War II and the narrative of how Turing and other mathematicians cracked the code. Nice nostalgia for old computers, video games, etc. Not really interactive.

Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I went here with my grandchildren. The outside appears to be a small building but the curators make up for it by having you wind your way through many exhibits. You go from the abacus to the newest gadgets around through the mainframes computers (they...More

Thank Pam B
George K, Director at American Computer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. We are very pleased that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit to our museum. The Star Trek Communicator on display is an accurate prop reproduction.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

A free museum, with lots of interesting history and artifacts about the advent and evolution of computing and technology. Depending on your interest, you can either sweep through quickly or stop and read most of the explanation. My 12-year old son loved it.

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Small, very interesting museum that highlights the development of computers, both large and small. Should be of interest to anyone with a smart phone or a laptop, to see how these ubiquitous objects came to be in our lives. Does a good job of highlighting...More

Thank Randync60
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this smallish museum. The exhibition is nicely divided into logical sections - home computing, cryptography etc. The section on the enigma machine is the best description I've seen and that includes Bletchley Park.

Thank Robert P
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Surekha S
6 April 2017|
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Muon47
24 May 2016|
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Thank you for your question. No, Paul Ceruzzi was not involved in the establishment of this museum. He is a good friend - but the museum was founded by my wife Barbara and myself. Best, George Keremedjiev
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