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Computer History Museum

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Address: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone Number:
+1 650-810-1010
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Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great museum

Absolutely a must when you're in Silicon Valley! Interesting for everyone, (older) kids included. Reserve at least 2 hours.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely a must when you're in Silicon Valley! Interesting for everyone, (older) kids included. Reserve at least 2 hours.

Thank Minnie0102
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend a whole day here if you really want to understand the history of computers, semiconductors, software, and Silicon Valley. They've done an excellent job of showing you the important companies and technologies. Silicon Valley is quite a phenomenon, it's amazing how much progress has been made in just 30 years. You get more from the exhibits if... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well designed and informative. Could easily spend an entire day there, maybe more. Everything is well laid out and flows well. If you have any interest in computers, this is the place for you.

Thank Charles C
San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever your interest in the history of computing, you'll find it here. Stories about the people, the hardware, the software or the politics behind the rise of computing machines are woven into a timeline and a setting that entertains and informs. Even if you have no specific interest in computers, the history of calculating machines and the evolution to silicon... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was great. Lots of easy to understand interesting history of computers. We brought our children (7,9,11) and they enjoyed parts of it. A workbook for them to through like at a national park ranger program would have made it better for them. Definitely recommend going though.

Thank will g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an Adventure this place will take you on. You will Travel back in Time and be Excited at every turn. It was Truly Amazing to see how far Technology has come, and Where it is Going. The Intelligence of the Great Minds behind all the Computers, Robots, Gadgets, and so much more is Mind blowing. If You ever get... More 

Thank Bill Marty R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was fascinating and makes you really think about the rapid acceleration of our technological capabilities and data storage costs and capacities. Some of the 1970s modules became a little tiresome after a while. It's worth getting in on a tour rather than walking through on your own: much more interesting with a guide's input.

Thank Julie D
Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Remarkable. Thought it couldn't be that interesting but wow was I wrong. It could take you at least 2 or 3 hours to see this. At first I thought the price of it was expensive until I visited. The museum covers from the abacus to present day representation. Don't miss this.

Thank waller1234
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This place brings together all aspects of computers. Loved it! Staff is super helpful and knowledgeable not only of museum but also of other surrounding areas. They also have a device that charges your phone as you are in the museum, free of charge to use. I was there on a Weds. where there were tours with a docent which... More 

Thank brizele
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were visiting the museum in a rainy day. It was very very interesting and interactive. I loved it so much.

Thank 527enik_k

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