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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
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+1 650-810-1010
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"self driving"
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"history museum"
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"silicon valley"
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"video games"
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"guided tour"
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"punch card"
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"two hours"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"enigma machine"
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"on display"
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"trip down memory lane"
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"learn something"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

if you love computers and technology this visit is a must. I really really enjoyed it. The collection is extensive and very well organized and explained. The guided tours are inspiring and informative. We had a great time in it and felt close to the...More

Thank Beatriz d
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must see if you are in the area. Fascinating, complete history of computers. They have an incredible collection of artifacts. The staff is super and the cafe is great. My son is a coder and huge into technology. He found it totally engaging....More

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been in the IT industry for over 20 years this was fantastic! I was at an event here and got to see it for free which was a score! My favourite part was all the arcade games and consoles! It makes you feel so...More

Thank BillyK1980
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of today’s kids don’t understand how the computers have evolved over time. This is a good museum to teach and show kids about the tremendous improvements in computing.

Thank Venkat Ramana K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has lots of collections on computer history. For the rulers to the cray super computers, a computer lovers must able to find interesting things here. It also gives great overview on the evolution of computers. I'd recommend tourists should visit here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the Computer History Museum is a pleasant outing for technologists or children (and everyone else). The multiple rooms each focus on a technology or time period. The exhibit descriptions are clear and informative.

Thank Alan304
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

If you are a fan of history and innovation, then the Computer History Museum should be a place that you visit. Tons of detailed information about the early days of the valley. There are also lots of examples of early devices such as phones, computers,...More

Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

I think I can safely say that it is the best museum in Silicon Valley. The number of exhibitions is impressive and the attention paid to details is exceptionally high. Really cool place to visit for a few hours. Visiting this place is a great...More

Thank Acidov
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

After doing the Tesla Factory Tour in Fremont (offered for free to current owners), we decided to drive to Mountain View to do this museum. Overall we spent less than 2 hours, but did not read everything or watch any videos, or see demos. I...More

Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This place definitely exceeded my expectations! We spent three hours here and were rushed because of the closing time, so you could definitely spend even longer. The main part of the museum has exhibits starting with the abacus and slide rule and progressing to modern/current...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
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moggy-moore
May 15, 2015|
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Response from R P | Reviewed this property |
yes, i also went on sunday.....
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Perry B
March 9, 2015|
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Response from CarlyK6789 | 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.
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Pau E
February 26, 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.
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