As an effort to reach out to nearby communities, Computer History Museum is offering free admission to Cupertino residents from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18.
The Computer History Museum, located in Mountain View, opened in January 2011, with the vision of sharing to the public the history behind computing and the stories of the people who made it happen.
More than 110,000 people have visited the Computer History Museum, and according to the museums’ Vice President, Gary Matsushita, it is, “Quickly becoming the cultural identity of the region, and a source of pride and community ownership for the entire South Bay.”
The museum began offering, “Community Day At The Computer History Museum”, which would allow residents from neighboring communities’ free admission and access to all parts of the museum.
On Community Day residents are also offered special discounts at the Museum store, and at the museums’ in-house Cloud Café.
Matsushita said the goal of Community Day is to, “Give each of our neighboring cities and towns a sense of community ownership in a world-renowned museum that celebrates the history and the on-going impact of Silicon Valley to the world.”
An exhibit which Cupertino residents should make sure to check out is “Revolution”, which explains the beginning of computing and how it has evolved over time and produced inventions such as the computer and the Internet. Another exhibit worth stopping by is, “The Babbage Engine” which is a biography of the first computer pioneer.
Computer History Museum is filled with many educational and fun exhibits, and is offering Cupertino residents an offer, which should not be passed up.
Community Day at the Computer History Museum provides the people of Cupertino both the feeling of ownership and an economically friendly opportunity to explore the beginnings of technology.
Correction: The Babbage Engine was misspelled in an earlier version of this article. We apologize for the error and any confusion this may have caused.