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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 interested in everything. We also enjoyed the special demonstrations and took breaks for lunch and coffee. I think the answer is, you can spend an hour or the whole day...but don't miss this great museum.