- This Bozeman computer museum has spectacular exhibits of antique office equipment and furniture including typewriters, cash registers, time pieces, slide rules, adding machines on through 1940s and 1970s room-sized computers.
- See the original Apollo Moon Mission Guidance Computer.
Why should I visit the American Computer & Robotics Museum?
See the information super highway when it was barely a dirt road! The American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman features the most comprehensive display of the history of the information age. See a 30,000 year timeline that merges ancient cave paintings of southern France to ideologies of the Enlightenment, the American Revolution, Lewis & Clark’s expeditions, the Pony Express, the telegraph, telephone, radio, and television, computers and the Internet to educate and delight the geekiest of computer geeks to those just beginning to explore the evolution of computers.
Where is the museum?
It is located at 2023 Stadium Drive in Bozeman, Montana, just .5 miles from the Museum of the Rockies. From the Museum of the Rockies, head West on Kagy Boulevard. American Computer & Robotics Museum is located on Stadium Drive, on the left, just past 11th Avenue.
Who can I contact for more information?
Call the museum directly at (406) 582-1288 or visit the American Computer & Robotics Museum Website.
When is it open?
- June, July and August: 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week
- September through May: Noon to 4 pm, Tuesday through Sunday
- Closed on Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
How much does it cost to visit?
It is free to visit, but donations are always welcome.
What can I see at the American Computer & Robotics Museum?
- 4,400 year old Babylonian Clay tablets through an original copy of Sir Isaac Newton's revolutionary book, Principia (the foundation of physics)
- Rare documents from American and world-wide contributors to the rise of the Information Age including signed documents by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel Morse, Ada Lovelace, Claude Shannon with original first editions of books by Charles Babbage, John Von Neuman, and more
- Spectacular exhibits of antique office equipment and furniture including typewriters, cash registers, time pieces, slide rules, adding machines on through the enormous room-sized computers of the 1940s through the 1970s.
- Original Apollo Moon Mission Guidance Computer
- A piece of the ENIAC computer and the first generations of the personal computer including the Altair, Apple I, the IBM PC
- The first portable computers
- Hundreds of hand- held electronic calculators including the very first prototype