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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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Very informative and interesting

I was in town for a business trip, and on our last day a group of us visited this museum. So many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austell, GA
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Must visit for anyone with a passing interest in technology

This is a great museum. It traces the evolution of technology from the ancient times when people... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Delhi, India
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for a business trip, and on our last day a group of us visited this museum. So many artifacts and interesting history of the computer from the early days of the Abacus to today’s technology and everything in between. One could...More

Thank KayGee62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum. It traces the evolution of technology from the ancient times when people relied on wood carvings to today’s ubiquitous use of technology. It can get quite technical at times but it is quite engaging and informative. I especially liked the...More

Thank deepakgupta5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Computer History Museum. Seeing their beautiful collection of primitive early calculating devices gives one an appreciation for how far we have advanced the state of the art. That phone in your pocket has far more compute power and storage than the room-sized...More

Thank ghamachi
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a museum that takes you from the past to the possible and almost available future. The museum itself was made like a walk through time line.

Thank Oyomi
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was expecting a pretty dusty collection of "old stuff", so this place far exceeded my expectations.The sheer quantity of interesting historical pieces they have is amazing, and the content that goes with it is really excellent. It's well laid out, and there are guides...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The museum us worth to do if you are in Mountain view! Such a piece of history for the 3rd industrial revolution ( digital ). A special “bravo” to Jim the volunteer for his amazing guided tour ( about 1h45), he is an great combination...More

Thank RaphaelTravel
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Love visiting the Computer History Museum, great stuff to show kids the things you had as a kid yourself. I definitely recommend if you're in Mountain View/Bay Area/Silicon Valley.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Computer History Museum had been highly recommended to us, so when we had friends visiting from the UK this past week, we decided to take them. Glad we did!! Amazing place with very interesting exhibits. If you're in the area, don't miss it!!!

Thank cabearcat
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to take your kids to see the history of how computers and computer languages got created! They also have very affordable and sometimes free coding classes for kids and teens!

Thank Roxyroxs
Reviewed 14 October 2017

As a software guy I may be biased, but I think this is great place to visit if you have even slightest interest in technology. It has huge amount of stuff on display, I could easily spend 3 hours there, even without a docent.

Thank Ark2gl
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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
26 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.