American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana

American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana

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The American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana (formerly the American Computer Museum) features a comprehensive history of the computer with “4,000 years of humanity and technology on display.” Their mission is to “collect, preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts and history of the information age.”

The museum was founded in May 1990 by Barbara and George Keremedjiev. Originally it was meant to open in Princeton, New Jersey but when the founders moved to Bozemen the location changed.

American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
4,000 years of Humanity & Technology on Display

You’ll start your tour of the museum at the World’s First Computer or Calculator: a replica of the Antikythera mechanism, the earliest known geared mechanism from 100 B.C. From there you will explore history with mechanic that range from the far out to the familiar.

American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
Original Babylonian Cuneiform Block

You’ll continue on to see everything from an Apple 1 Computer (donated & signed by Steve Wozniak), a Minuteman 1 Missile Guidance Computer, analog computers, microcomputers, robots, an Apollo Guidance Computer, and video games.

American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
Original Apollo 15 Moon Watch worn on the moon by Commander David Scott

Some of the most interesting permanent exhibits include Brains & Thinking Machines (exploring Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Automation), The Age of American Optimism – 1939-1969 (which showcases popular science fiction), 1,700 Years of Women in Science & Technology (showcasing the work of pioneering women in technology including Antoine Lavoisier, Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Katherine Johnson, and Sally Ride), and Personal Computers and Video Games.

American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
Augusta Ada Lovelace and Grace Murray Hopper

Whether you’re a computer geek or can’t even work your phone, you’ll be inspired and awed by the evolution of technology at the American Computer & Robotics Museum.

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1st Commercial Computer
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Joseph Jacquard
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Joseph Jacquard
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
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Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper
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3 Iconic Women in Computing: Lovelace, Johnson, Hopper
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
Simon Game
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
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Sony Walkman
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
1 Million Transistors, Sony Walkman, and Star Wars
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
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Blast from the past: computers through the years
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Take-along telephones
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Last surviving mainframe computer used by NASA for the Apollo 11 Moon Mission
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Bozeman in Binary
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Science fiction characters
American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana
The American Computer & Robotics Museum

Looking for more Montana roadside attractions and tourist traps? While road tripping through the state be sure to also look for Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa, Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue, and the L.P. Anderson Tire Co. Muffler Man.


The American Computer & Robotics Museum

Address: 2023 Stadium Dr #1a, Bozeman, MT
Hours: 12pm – 4pm (Closed Mondays and Holidays)
Cost: $7.50 (Adults), $4 (Youth 10-17, Seniors 65+, Students), FREE (Kids 9 and under)
Visit their website for up-to-date hours and pricing.


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The American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana features a comprehensive history of the computer with “4,000 years of humanity and technology.”
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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

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