Discover life at CHM! Catch sneak peeks of Friday Nights @CHM, learn how to Adopt an Artifact, and go behind the scenes to see why CHM is the most exciting museum in Silicon Valley. Experience demonstrations of the 4-ton Babbage Engine, play Spacewar! on a restored DEC PDP-1, explore world-class exhibits, and learn just how noisy an IBM 1401 mainframe system can be.
A playlist of CHM favorites, carefully selected by CHM’s curators and staff. From rare computing classics to humorous public service announcements to scholarly lectures, you’re bound to discover something new about computer history.
Take your seat for "Revolutionaries," CHM’s acclaimed speaker series. Renowned Silicon Valley leaders and international innovators—including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt—engage in dynamic conversations with the tech industry’s top journalists and leading experts.
Learn from the best! Industry professionals, technology pioneers, and community programs partner with CHM Education to encourage students and educators to think critically about technology. Program highlights include Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build, Get Invested, and Talking to the Future.
Hear the stories from the computing legends themselves with video selections from CHM’s oral history collection. Interviewees and panelists include Pixar president Ed Catmull, C++ inventor Bjarne Stroustrup, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, Smalltalk developer Adele Goldberg, Linear Technology co-founders Bob Dobkin and Bob Swanson, Ethernet co-inventor Bob Metcalfe, SanDisk fonder Eli Harari, and many more.
"Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing" is the first major museum exhibition to trace the history of computers and information technology from the abacus to the Internet.
The story of computing is epic. It’s driven by the human passion for tinkering, inventing, and solving difficult problems where accidents and luck can be as important as brilliant engineering. Explore the revolution that has changed our world.