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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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  • Excellent70%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“history museum”(78 reviews)
“self driving”(35 reviews)
“silicon valley”(59 reviews)
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 January 2013

The exhibits are very well laid out, very interactive, the musuem isn't overly crowded, so I felt comfortable working at my own pace. I only got through 2 rooms out of 19 in 90 minutes. Will definitely return.

4  Thank MSLAMT
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Some out of town friends were looking for something to do so we decided to check out this museum. The museum is really well laid out with a lot of great exhibits and information. My one complaint is it began to all look alike after...More

2  Thank chgotrvlr71
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank robertwtarun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 510richarde
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 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

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

Thank Ambassador616224
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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 27 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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
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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.