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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has plenty of interest for anyone who uses a computer, tablet, mobile phone. Not so technical as to impede enjoyment. Technical enough if you are so inclined. Good signage and lots of different displays.

Thank aggada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Computer Museum a few times over the years and really enjoy going there. As a high-tech executive in my forties, I enjoy rediscovering the computers of my youth! Go there to see how computers have evolved, and bring in your kids.

Thank ontheotherside
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibits of historical computers, written background notes and tours. Went there once for few hours but could not cover all. Went there again and spent half a day.

Thank Kazuto H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A timeline based museum of the evolution of computing. It gave me a great perspective of the evolution as well as the ethos of the silicon valley. The way innovations have shaped human experience over the years.

Thank svsashank
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Information overload. So much invention that change our lives for the better and this museum literally shows it. Here you will discover that being bigger is so much better. Bigger means more expensive... but with technology- the smaller it is, the more advance. This place...More

1  Thank Weiss W
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum that's have a lot of nice and interesting items. The only thing that was not okay is the noise level. The museum has a lot of videos and the run all the time, even when nobody is watching. The staff and guides...More

Thank Einar K
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I love this place I got a discounted tickets on groupon kids 10 and under are free (there isn't much to do for younger children 5 and under) there are two exhibits one is more hands on for younger children. The second one has A...More

1  Thank zezee73
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Special birthday trip for husband; he geeked out! - I found the place interesting and relatively accessible, even to non-tech me. We spent 6 hours there!

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

If getting up close and personal with a real IMP (the first routers of the internet) gets you excited, if seeing parts of a univac and a reconstructed Babbage engine makes you shiver, this is the place for you. With exhibited from early adding devices...More

1  Thank dcpalter
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The museum starts the history lesson with the abacus and ends with what comes next in today's world. There are 20 venues with over 1100 items in which you are able to look, touch, and listen. There are also two demo labs to try a...More

Thank Lois67
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moggy-moore
15 May 2015|
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Response from R P | Reviewed this property |
yes, i also went on sunday.....
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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.
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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.
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