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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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+1 650-810-1010
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome place to take your kids to see the history of how computers and computer languages got created! They also have very affordable and sometimes free coding classes for kids and teens!

Thank Roxyroxs
Reviewed 5 days ago

As a software guy I may be biased, but I think this is great place to visit if you have even slightest interest in technology. It has huge amount of stuff on display, I could easily spend 3 hours there, even without a docent.

Thank Ark2gl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this place with a friend. The entry fee to this museum is 17.50 dollars. On sundays the museum is open till 5 pm, so go there little early and that too if you have 3-4 hrs time. It starts with calculator and...More

Thank kashyapnimisha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fantastic, a lot of information related to computers, their history, the future. etc. 100% recommended as an stop on Mountain View. Be prepare to spend at least 4hrs or more. Parking is accessible and free ans the staff is really friendly.

Thank Jdelvall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of computing from finger counting to Cray Computers and beyond. It is bigger and more vast then most people know. Guided tours take an hour but to wonder on your own may take several hours. The software annex is big on Electronic games...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Mountain View several times and every time I visited Computer History museum. It is an amazing place to learn about how the computing world got started. The museum have all sort of stuffs and sponsored by all the big companies. You...More

Thank RahulRRixe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good visit as we became aware of the evolutionary history of technology and its place in the past and present.

Thank planetrambler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn about the history of computers from their earliest inception, then this is the place to visit. Details about all of the computer pioneers and companies, along with actual hardware. The target audience appears to be technically-oriented teenagers and adults. Non-techies...More

Thank NavyJAG
Reviewed 12 September 2017

- great trip down history lane - went with 11 yr old kid, who loved the place and seeing how technology has evolved - writing your name using the punch card machine was fun - budget 2-3 hours, that's it - gift shop has some...More

Thank VC397
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I wasn't planning on going to this on my trip, but I'm really glad I did. This place has the classic "imagine how different life was back then" feel, but has the unique ability to remind you that you lived 'back then.' The more you...More

Thank Kyle L
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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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