Offered throughout the year, workshops in the Labs provide both kids and adults a wide array of opportunities to practice and build computational skills.

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Special Exhibit

Internet of Things

Get connected with networked devices in the Internet of Things Workshop powered by Xfinity.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sun Dec 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer.
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Living Computers 1st Annual Hours of Code

Sun Dec 15, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
It’s National Computer Science Education week – and to celebrate, we’re pulling out all the stops! 
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Special Exhibit

Totally 80s Rewind

Rewind time for a day and step into the life of an 80s teenager.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Thu Dec 19, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
LCM+L educational programs manager Nina Arens and learn about computer science education.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sat Dec 21, 2019
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer.  Check program schedule at entry desk for location and topic. 
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Mainframes

See where it all started.
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Gallery Talk: Curator's Choice

Sun Dec 22, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Join LCM+L’s curator Aaron Alcorn on a tour through computer history in five objects.  
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Gallery Talk: Curator's Choice

Mon Dec 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Join LCM+L’s curator Aaron Alcorn on a tour through computer history in five objects.
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Minicomputers

In the mid-1960s, DEC introduced a series of small and inexpensive computers.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Thu Dec 26, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer.  Check program schedule at entry desk for location and topic. 
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Robot Smart City

Fri Dec 27, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Help us build a Smart City for our army of Ozobots – small toy robots that follow lines & read color!
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Microcomputers

Before computers became "personal," they were called microcomputers.
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Cardboard Computers

Sat Dec 28, 2019
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Learn about the basic parts of a computer while getting crafty with cardboard!
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Kit-Build: LED Badge!

Sat Dec 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
What does metal plus metal equal? More metal!
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Augmented Reality

Experience the exciting world of virtual and augmented reality.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sat Dec 28, 2019
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer.  Check program schedule at entry desk for location and topic. 
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Sewable Circuits

Sun Dec 29, 2019
10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Create a soft light-up plushie while discovering the basics of sewing and circuits!
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Robotics

Discover how robots do their work!
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Remembering Y2K

Mon Dec 30, 2019
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Y2K bug was a watershed cultural moment.
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Intro to Breadboarding

Thu Jan 2, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
All computers need electricity to run, and breadboarding is one of the fastest ways to build, power, and test a prototype.
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Big Data & AI

Learn how big data can yield insights into our world.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Thu Jan 2, 2020
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
LCM+L Engineering Manager, Stephen Jones talks about the Unics (v. 0) software restoration project at Living Computers. Includes a live demonstration and a souvenir program print-out (quantities limit
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LEGO Robotics 101

Fri Jan 3, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Get friendly with our fleet of LEGO® EV3 Mindstorms!
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Self Driving Cars

Take a test-drive in the self-driving car simulator.
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Pi-Art Squared

Fri Jan 3, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Create your own light-up art displays on a pocket-sized computer!
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Scratch Retro-Gaming: Pac-Man

Sat Jan 4, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
In our Scratch Retro-Gaming Workshop series, YOU recreate the 8-bit classics.
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Gamemakers

Put down your controller and pick up your keyboard—it’s time to make a video game.
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Kit-Build: LED Badge!

Sat Jan 4, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
What does metal plus metal equal? More metal!
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sat Jan 4, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer. Check program schedule at entry desk for location and topic.
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Digital Studio

Immerse yourself in the world of digital art.
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Binary Breakout!

Sun Jan 5, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
It’s a race against the clock!
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sat Jan 11, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view with one of our experts at Living Computers.
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Daily Tours

There is something happening every day at Living Computers.
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Gallery Talk: Curator's Choice

Sat Jan 11, 2020
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Join LCM+L’s curator Aaron Alcorn on a tour through computer history in five objects.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sun Jan 12, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer. Check program schedule at entry desk for location and topic.
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Galley Talk: A Little Logic

Sat Jan 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sun Jan 19, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers from a real LCM+L engineer.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Sat Jan 25, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer. Check program schedule at entry desk for location and topic.
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Gallery Talk: Curator's Choice

Sun Jan 26, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join LCM+L’s curator Aaron Alcorn on a tour through computer history in five objects.
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Gallery Talk: Restoration Stories

Tue Jan 28, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Get an insider’s view of the restoration efforts at Living Computers with an LCM+L engineer.
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Scout Days

Sat Feb 1, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Grab your vests—we've made a day just for scouts! Come in, geek out & try your hand at engineering and computer science.
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