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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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  • Poor1%
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“history museum”(77 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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Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank ReginaD25
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank P_Raj_BLR
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it might be busy on a Saturday in August but not so. Arrived 10am. Great demo of the IBM 1401. Lots of historical information about early counting and calculating machines, and came almost up to date with computers I'd owned 35-40 years ago. Light...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comprehensive descriptions of many facets of computers and their history. Numerous exhibits covering such topics as computers themselves, storage memory, software, AI, High Performance Computing, graphics and games. Allow at least four hours to view the exhibits in an unhurried manner.

Thank TiburonTony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a train from Sacramento to Santa Clara, then the light rail to Mountain View, and then I walked about a mile and a half to get to the museum. (There's also a free circulator bus subsidized by Google, but service is infrequent.) It...More

Thank dmbia
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We decided to visit here on a whim (as a geek and history buff, it kind of called to me) since it was open late on Fridays. First of all, the admission was discounted to $10 after 5pm. We purchased the "geek" package, which was...More

Thank crsgrl1223
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting exhibitions and we also took the 45 min tour (which went slightly overtime and was a little repetitive towards the end but still worth it). Some of the expo is interactive which I really enjoyed and found it to be suitable for both kids...More

Thank Kristina G
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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.
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.