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Computer History Museum

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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
+1 650-810-1010
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Alana G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Ambassador616224
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite an amazing place. There is so much to see and learn about computers. We especially enjoyed the historic aspect of this place. We personally experienced using many of the "old" computers on display and were very impressed with the entire collection.

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't plan to visit this museum but I am glad I did because it was worth the $17 entrance fee. There are numerous exhibits to see, lot's of interesting facts about computers and computing to learn, and even an autonomous car to sit in....More

Thank hzpa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is loads to keep one occupied for good couple of hours; the geek package is a good deal. Groupon US also offers a 2 for 1 deal.

1  Thank ReginaD25
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Spend well over 3 hrs. One will be taken back in time. You will see sectors to Napier Bones, Cray to Macintoshes to Mario and Nintendos. We can even have a hands-on on the Napier Bones and punched cards. Very well...More

2  Thank P_Raj_BLR
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This place is just great. You can see how the whole computer industry has evolved since the early days. It’s interactive and you can learn so much. People are very nice and helpful and can tell you so many stories. Unfortunately I did not have...More

Thank Sebastian M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This museum recounts the history of each of the different technologies that have converged to make up our modern desktop and mobile computing systems. Well laid out and self-guided, expect to spend a few hours. Note that the explanations seem to be English only.

1  Thank WoodyInOttawa
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We went to San Jose for the Science Fiction WorldCon. One of the panels was by Christopher Garcia who work there (LOL - Alien Queen!). He was so interesting we had to go see the museum in person. It was so fantastic! It's fun to...More

Thank Judy S
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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.