Microsoft Visitor Center
Microsoft Visitor Center
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Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Microsoft Visitor Center is located in Building 92 at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA. Inside the Microsoft Visitor Center you will see how Microsoft is Empowering People and Organizations around the world. Be able to get hands on with Microsoft's latest consumer technologies. As well as see a bit into the future, with cloud computing and other interactive displays. Photo I.D or Passport, may be required to obtain a Visitor Badge to enter the Microsoft Visitor Center. Parking is available on the surface lot in front of Building 92 in marked Visitor parking spots, with overflow parking next door at Garage 99 on 150th Ave (opposite side of Building 92 from the surface parking lot). This is the only area of the campus open for the public. Our hours change frequently, please contact us for the current weeks hours.
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EugeC
San Diego, CA325 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
First -- kudos to Microsoft for making a free, clean, and nicely-furnished visitors' center available to the public! However, the execution of the visitors' center idea seems to be a major missed opportunity for the company.

The exhibit center features a few interesting historical items (such as Bill Gates' early business card and code sample), but a lot of emphasis on/space is devoted to merely providing computer games for visitors to play.
Can't the visitors' center do a bit more?

Where are the exhibits/displays/etc. describing the technologies behind (for example) the XBox? Where are the exhibits to inspire young visitors to pursue careers in software engineering or to give them an idea of how to get an internship/job at a company like Microsoft? How about interactive displays about the Microsoft AI engine, for example?

In the company store next to the exhibit center, there are lots of shirts, pens, and hardware for sale. But where are the books about computers, technology, STEM careers, or even Microsoft?
Written 29 September 2023
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Trek48191
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
A store museum kind clean organized and professional way to show Microsoft development software and hardware accomplished technology
Written 23 August 2023
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Rudimidtgaard
17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Not much to see, very poor visitor centre with little to no information.
Nothing in the shop you can’t get at Amazon. Would not recommend.
Written 26 May 2023
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Claudia Miller H
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Nothing was open , nothing to see. They were having a class for some people. The lady at the desk was nice. Said we could come back another day. We only had the on e day to visit.
Written 9 May 2023
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK891 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Our daughter works for Microsoft and, although she has been here for just over three years now, this was only our second trip and the first time we had been able to get to the Visitor Centre, Covid restrictions etc. This therefore might not be the most unbiased of reviews!

My other half is much more into computing and gaming than I am and was fascinated by the history of the company, including exhibits of early computers and tech, especially the Altair 8800, something he knew about but which he had never seen in the flesh.

There were lots of interactive opportunities but, when we were there, these were largely hogged by the younger generation!

There is also a Microsoft Store with branded goods; everything from a pencil, through babygros, clothing, stationery, homewares up to laptops themselves.

I think you do need to have a real interest in the company or some kind of connection to get the most out of the visit, but we found it interesting. The campus was rather quiet, so many employees are not yet back in person post covid, but I can imagine that things would have been absolutely buzzing back in the day.
Written 17 March 2023
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SweetBabyJames987654
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The visitor center is almost as exciting as Bill Gate's sweaters. Terribly boring displays, ​like visiting a failing retail ​Mall at 2:00 on a Monday afternoon. The​ only small hope ​were the virtual ​AI headsets and in February of 2023 they're still claiming they can't let anyone wear them due to covid. Strike four! If you're a teenager and want to play Xbox you might like it.
Written 6 February 2023
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Kevin B
Ottawa, Canada1,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Business
Very interesting visitor centre. Lots of cool things on display including some of their virtual technology. Definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area and get get access to the Centre..
Written 4 January 2023
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Teammilitello
Des Moines, IA741 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
But as for the adults in my group, if you’re looking for a real museum, this isn’t it. It just feels like a business’ afterthought. Zero parking, no signs,..the entire experience from start to finish just felt weird.
Written 3 August 2022
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Cynthia J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Very friendly staff, knowledgeable of the area. Eager to show us the model of the campus. Very accessible, navigation was very easy, handicap accessible. Restrooms clearly marked and accessible. Interactive room with some new products to experience. Also a gift shop. Ample parking out front.
Written 8 July 2022
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Ruslik U
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
nice place to walk around and check some new things Microsoft has. They have Xbox, and other things to look around.
Written 4 October 2020
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