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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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"self driving"
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"history museum"
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"silicon valley"
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"babbage engine"
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"punch card"
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"two hours"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"enigma machine"
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"on display"
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"trip down memory lane"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Computer History Museum was excellent; the docent was not. The docent loves movies so he imposed on us his excitement about how computers were portrayed in movies. That is NOT why we came here. We wanted to learn about the history of computers. The...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice for a visit with real IT dinosaurs, interesting to see the evolving industry at the place where everything happened.

Thank Klaus-Peter F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is cool. I'm old enough to have punched cards and used terminals when I was at college. Really cool to go down memory lane. My teen aged son enjoyed it, but was puzzled why Dad kept stopping to look at all the "old...More

Thank Ry A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum and the cafe. Love the set up and the lean against/sit on bars for when you are watching a video. It was very interesting and informative.

Thank Tonia E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a graduate student in film production at UCLA, our mantra for evaluating the caliber of each film we saw was to ask ourselves the following three questions: What did it say? How well was it said? Was it worth saying? On all three counts,...More

1  Thank leslieness
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good venue and super interesting. There was a lot to look at and interactive exhibits. You could sit in a self driving car and punch your own punch card. We really enjoyed it. The only thing was that it was not up...More

Thank EvitaKnits
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

if you love computers and technology this visit is a must. I really really enjoyed it. The collection is extensive and very well organized and explained. The guided tours are inspiring and informative. We had a great time in it and felt close to the...More

Thank Beatriz d
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must see if you are in the area. Fascinating, complete history of computers. They have an incredible collection of artifacts. The staff is super and the cafe is great. My son is a coder and huge into technology. He found it totally engaging....More

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Having been in the IT industry for over 20 years this was fantastic! I was at an event here and got to see it for free which was a score! My favourite part was all the arcade games and consoles! It makes you feel so...More

Thank BillyK1980
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Most of today’s kids don’t understand how the computers have evolved over time. This is a good museum to teach and show kids about the tremendous improvements in computing.

Thank Venkat Ramana K
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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 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.
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Pau E
26 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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