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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 6 days ago

This was a good visit as we became aware of the evolutionary history of technology and its place in the past and present.

Thank planetrambler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to learn about the history of computers from their earliest inception, then this is the place to visit. Details about all of the computer pioneers and companies, along with actual hardware. The target audience appears to be technically-oriented teenagers and adults. Non-techies...More

Thank NavyJAG
Reviewed 1 week ago

- great trip down history lane - went with 11 yr old kid, who loved the place and seeing how technology has evolved - writing your name using the punch card machine was fun - budget 2-3 hours, that's it - gift shop has some...More

Thank VC397
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't planning on going to this on my trip, but I'm really glad I did. This place has the classic "imagine how different life was back then" feel, but has the unique ability to remind you that you lived 'back then.' The more you...More

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a computer programmer and really enjoyed the format and various displays. It was so good to read the history and try out some interactive displays. However, my younger son of 8 years got bored within a few minutes and didn't let me spend...More

Thank agaurav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I toured this museum with a couple of my cousins on a recent trip to California. We are all of a certain age where we remember and have even worked with some of the computers in the museum---very nostalgic to see these machines again. The...More

Thank Lee Ann W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm kind of a geek, but I still was very impressed with the way they presented info. They started pre-computer to introduce "memory" or whatever else. It's not really hands on, but there were a few such exhibits. Lots of nice little jogs down memory...More

Thank Jay J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my husband (who is a techie) and my 2 children (7 and 4). My husband would have liked longer in each area as he is really into his tech, but I went through a bit quicker with my kids. There are some...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do to time constraints, I only spent a short time here, but it was interesting. Gives a good history of technology and computers. I would have liked to have seen more of the electronic toys (toys and hand held games) and video game systems from...More

Thank USMEagleFan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Full of interesting artifacts for everyone whether you are into computers or not. There are all sorts of things within living memory that are now history from childhood games to artwork as well as lots of fascinating stories about well known names such as Bill...More

Thank leesixtysix
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15 May 2015|
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Response from R P | Reviewed this property |
yes, i also went on sunday.....
Perry B
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
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.