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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to this museum with my 9 year old daughter and my older nephew and his wife. We all found ourselves absorbed by different things. I enjoyed seeing the historical computer exhibits including a working PDP and IBM main drain Computers as well as...More

Thank Shankar R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is unique because the history is 100 years or less old. Ok most of it I remember first hand, more of a walk down memory lane. The displays are great and many are interactive like the classic Pong Game. The Apple I signed...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friend seemed extremely interested & knowledgeable in computers, so we choaw this museum as our place to go. We had planned to go there many times, but for a variety of readons we never got there. There is so much to see there, that...More

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you're like me, you will get lost for hours in this museum. It is a treasure trove of the history of computing and everything tech. PLUS, the docents are some of the engineers who invented the machines in the building. So, put on your...More

Thank davidbC5255ZA
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Consider the history of computing, it's no doubt there is a lot to capture in a museum. They tried to tell a comprehensive story from the beginning, but as visitor progress the exhibit path becomes tedious and confusing in both the timeline and topic. Software...More

Thank BrianShutterbug
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Absolutely must see attractions. I've been here 2x. You can see early computers, documentation, robots. So much appreciated that this place exists. It brings some great memory.

Thank Exotic A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

My wife and I spent an entire afternoon here and enjoyed ourselves even though I am neither a geek or a museum fan.

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There are many museums around the world. Not so many dedicated to the history of computers. This one is very nice. They are regularly updating it. On my last visit they added a section on software covering Gaming, Streaming, Medicine and automation. Well worth coming...More

1  Thank Johnh S
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place especially if you work in the technology sector. It was like walking down my IBM career memory lane. Very kid friendly. The Cloud cafe is not bad either.

Thank Mac D
Reviewed 28 April 2017

As someone who works in a technology field, I was really interested to check this museum out. I found the entire museum to be very interesting and would recommend it highly to anyone with an interest in the history of computing. The main gallery has...More

Thank Mike F
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Is it open on 05/24 /15
15 May 2015|
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Response from R P | Reviewed this property |
yes, i also went on sunday.....
Perry B
Can't find admission charges, and parking info on Web
9 March 2015|
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Response from Brin651 | Reviewed this property |
There are 400 free parking spots in front of the museum. Adult admission is $15. Students with an ID, Active Military with ID and Seniors 65+ are $12. Children 12 and under are free.
Pau E
How much does a visit to this museum last?
27 February 2015|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours is a good estimate. The demo on the Difference engine took about 1/2 hour alone.