Living Computers: Museum + Labs (LCM+L) is a computer and technology museum located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. LCM+L showcases vintage computers which provide interactive sessions, either through time-sharing operating systems or single-user interfaces. This gives users a chance to actually use the computers online or in-person in the museum. An expansion adds direct touch experiences with contemporary technologies such as self-driving cars, the internet of things, big data, and robotics. This puts today's computer technology in the context of how it's being used to tackle real-world issues. LCM+L also hosts a wide range of educational programs and events in their state-of-the art classroom and lab spaces.
According to an archived version of LCM's website, their goal is "to breathe life back into our machines so the public can experience what it was like to see them, hear them, and interact with them. We make our systems accessible by allowing people to come and interact with them, and by making them available over the Internet."
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
David Schanen | Apr 3, 2018
Very cool museum of computer history. Everything from the original room sized systems of the 50s and 60s to modern pocket sized computers with even more power. It's amazing to think about how far we've come in such a short period of time, this place really puts it in perspective.
Stettin Palver | Feb 2, 2018
First Thursdays of the month are free 5-8PM. Three hours is not nearly enough to experience everything here. There's quite a few old computer systems including tons of games and software from back in the day. You can play timeless classics like Space War, Oregon Trail, Pong, Asteroids, etc from tons of old systems. The mainframe room is pretty cool with live systems. Also you can play chess against a super computer and if you win, get your picture in the hall of fame! There's also new technology including a VR demo, robot building blocks, and video game development stations. If I lived closer, I'd definitely consider a membership, but I'll settle for the free entry on first Thursdays for now.
Anthony Wong | Mar 20, 2018
This is a great place to visit to see old computer equipment including working Apple, Atari and Commodore computers. They even have a couple of areas that are recreations of a typical 80's living room with an old Atari 2600 with a bunch of games! The museum also features newer technology including virtual reality, robot assembly area, and modern video game development systems. They recently added a bunch of vintage, classic arcade machines, including Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac Man, Galaga, and Centipede, to name a few! Plan to spend about 2-3 hours here to take in everything. Well worth the visit!
Nayeli Macias | Mar 29, 2018
Its a really awesome place! you can really have fun! We just walked there at 11 am and we went out until 6pm! you really dont realize time because of the amazing things you can see there and try them! its an awesome place to get lost and enjoy technology!
Dave Rosenberg | Mar 25, 2018
Very interesting museum, full of early computers and a great nostalgia trip to the 80s and 90s. I enjoyed the 3D printed car but the simulation wasn't really working. Highlight was also the recreation of the full room computer from decades ago.
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