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Computer History Museum

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1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got free admission with Bank of America's Museums on Us program which was a bonus. But I would have gone anyway since I started learning to program computers back in the mid 70's. So many items reminded me of experiences I had with early...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 935hhl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking you all the way through tech history (abacus, slide rules, early calculating systems) through AI and VR. No matter how old you are, you will find things that you remember from your childhood and things that you've always wanted to see - the Enigma...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank internationalvoyager
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Went with family for the history of computing, there were many artifacts with detailed explanations. IT was very instructive and educational, but it was too much and towards the end of the exhibition we couldn't pay much attention anymore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irene C
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Having booked a late flight back to my country after a business trip, I had a free morning in the Silicon Valley. Too little time to get to SFO. What could be better than visiting the Computer History museum in the place where much of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Miquel-and-Anna
Reviewed 9 February 2019

This excellent museum covers the history of computing from Babbage onwards. There is a very heavy hardware emphasis, and the focus is driven towards the corporate - perhaps a result of the sources of support. There is much less emphasis on the people who developed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 466timothyo
Reviewed 5 February 2019

The introductory film wasn't worth the time, although it was mercifully short. The displays, however, were very instructive and well done. I'm glad we spent a few hours there!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rose S
Reviewed 1 February 2019

The museum has free parking. You pay your admission fee in the lobby. There is a short introductory film. As you exit the theater, you go toward exhibit #1 of 20 which serpentine through the facility. Each has artifacts and information about a given topic....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ransom007
Reviewed 24 January 2019

This is a great place for both the young as well as the old. Great for the younger generation to see just how far and how fast technology has evolved, and for the older generation to reminisce about the "good ol' days." I think this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pika671828
Reviewed 22 January 2019

We visited the museum recently, choosing this over San Jose's Tech Museum since both my husband and teen son were more interested in the history over visiting just another science and industry type of museum. We had originally thought we would spend a max of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Raquel97123
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

The reviews call this the Smithsonian of Silicon Valley and it lives up to the hype. Highlights were the Revolution exhibition which had multiple rooms taking you through the history from calculators to the present day. People who are into computing will recognise the stories...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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9 March 2015|
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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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We spent many hours, but could have spent more. I think it is up to the visitor how deeply they want to go into the exhibits and the interest level. My husband has worked in the tech field for decades, so he was very... More
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