During the University of Colorado at Boulder’s academic year, the Media Archaeology Lab holds open house hours where all members of the campus and the general public are welcome to visit. Feel free to stop in individually to view what is on display, use the machines, do research, make something, or have a tour. We strongly encourage individuals or groups to email us ahead of time to make an appointment during open house hours. 

Our open house hours for fall semester are:

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm
Tuesdays: 10am to 1pm
Wednesdays: 10am to 1pm
Thursdays: 10am to 4pm
Fridays: 12pm to 4pm
Saturdays: 1pm to 4pm

We are also sometimes able to accommodate visitors outside of these hours. Again, please email us ahead of time to set up an appointment. We will also announce any short-term changes and additional open house hours weekly on our Twitter account!

If you can’t visit the MAL in person, you can always take a tour of the MAL by playing “A MAL Mystery“. This text-adventure was created by Amanda Hurtado and Matt Black. The game takes place in a not-so-distant future when technology has become so black boxed that people now believe in the mystical and magical instead of the mechanical and technological origins of computer technology…But a rogue trip to the forbidden zone reveals the forgotten secrets hidden in the Media Archeology Lab…

Finally, if you’d like to keep up with MAL events and news, sign up for our mailing list, check our calendar, and/or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


1320 Grandview Ave. Boulder, CO 80302