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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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Excellent presentation of a subject that involves us all

Small, very interesting museum that highlights the development of computers, both large and small... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
A great geeky museum

Really enjoyed this smallish museum. The exhibition is nicely divided into logical sections - home... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
Robert P
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CLOSED OCTOBER 14 - OCTOBER 31, 2017 FOR MAJOR REMODELING. REOPENING ON NOVEMBER 1, 2017. 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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2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
+1 406-582-1288
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Reviewed August 30, 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 August 23, 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
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Had an afternoon to kill, so went 'touristing' in Bozeman. As I had worked on some early computer systems (1960s), thought we'd give this place a quick shot, but wasn't expecting much....after all, this IS Montana, not Silicon Valley or something similar. What an absolutely...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed August 16, 2017

I didn't have high expectations for this place when my son asked to if we could check it out. However, I was pleasantly surprised by all of the amazing and educational displays. The museum is packed with information from the beginning of the computer era...More

Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Before my flight I needed to kill some time and someone mentioned checking out this museum. When I found out it was FREE I was all for checking it out! This amazingly kind girl greeted us from behind her desk when we walked in and...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

The quality of the museum was so beyond what I expected from a small town college. Exhibits well-presented and extend well beyond computers alone. More like an overview of human communication, beginning w/written language and all the way through to how computers have revolutionized life...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed July 19, 2017

My son is starting college next month, as a Computer Science major, and was on his HS Robotics team, so this was a must stop for us. It was pretty interesting...lots to read, and lots of "artifacts", along with history...espec. WWII, and Space program. It...More

Thank bills83au
Reviewed July 17, 2017

I had relatively low expectations, but this is a carefully curated collection of computer stuff, including thought provoking AI exhibits. Selection of geek books, including books on women's contribution and involvement in IT. No fee to enter but you really should support this with a...More

Thank homegirl2017
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This is a free museum in Bozeman. It is well worth the time exploring all the rooms of exhibits. There is a replica Enigma machine (there had been an original one) and a video which was very interesting.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Any geek or space buff would be foolish to miss this gem of a museum. Great artifacts and also great stories told well. Compact yet powerful (and a hoot to see some of the very old desktop computers and older specimens). Wish we didn't have...More

Thank Marshal G
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Surekha S
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Response from George K | Property representative |
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