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Computer History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Computer History Museum General Admission Ticket
From US$ 17.50*
Computer History Museum General Admission Ticket
From US$ 17.50*
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For any computer nerd a place to be. A huge collection of nice old computersystems. The guides are veterans of the computer industry. They know were they are talking about. It was a great visit. Also for corporate meetings a nice venue.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D240TRhanss
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a member of CHM for a long time, and have attended many of their special events. The exhibits are well done and informative, but I wish that there was more attention given to open source software. The Museum is an excellent rainy-day activity

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bluevoter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits are well done with clear explanations. This is one museum you will get lost in and learn a few things from.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank momoboys_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous computer museum. Very good floor plan and organization Fabulous examples of past computer machines, storage and software. You need at least 2 hours. Small cafe. A must if you are interested in computer history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We experienced more than we expected, and it was fascinating. Unbelievable that they were able to gather so many important artifacts. The museum's layout is great, but we we ran out of time half way through. We'll definitely go back. Friendly staff!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank speeps
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Perfect museum for Silicon Valley - captures the growth of the industry and technology since the Fifties. Guides are typicall knowledgeable retirees from Tech.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robertwtarun
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We enjoyed our time walking round this museum. There is a lot of information and exhibits here and after a couple of hours we found ourselves skimming through some of it because there was, for us, too much. However, it’s enjoyable and if you like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 510richarde
Reviewed 19 October 2018

My wife and I joined an out of state couple for a visit to the Computer History Museum in early October 2018. We found a very impressive museum that exhibits much more than we thought it would. The exhibits include computing instruments and calculation machines...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Definitely recommend participating in a free tour of the museum as it is filled with lots of information and would be hard to navigate on your own. It was really interesting to learn about the history and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. Even after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alana G
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We first saw this place a year or so ago. We realized then that an afternoon is way too short a time to spend and resolved to come again when visiting the area. Well we did it again and were so fascinated that we wanted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ambassador616224
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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 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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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.