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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I went to this place with a friend. The entry fee to this museum is 17.50 dollars. On sundays the museum is open till 5 pm, so go there little early and that too if you have 3-4 hrs time. It starts with calculator and...More

1  Thank kashyapnimisha
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This place is fantastic, a lot of information related to computers, their history, the future. etc. 100% recommended as an stop on Mountain View. Be prepare to spend at least 4hrs or more. Parking is accessible and free ans the staff is really friendly.

Thank Jdelvall
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The history of computing from finger counting to Cray Computers and beyond. It is bigger and more vast then most people know. Guided tours take an hour but to wonder on your own may take several hours. The software annex is big on Electronic games...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

I have been to Mountain View several times and every time I visited Computer History museum. It is an amazing place to learn about how the computing world got started. The museum have all sort of stuffs and sponsored by all the big companies. You...More

Thank RahulRRixe
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This was a good visit as we became aware of the evolutionary history of technology and its place in the past and present.

Thank planetrambler
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn about the history of computers from their earliest inception, then this is the place to visit. Details about all of the computer pioneers and companies, along with actual hardware. The target audience appears to be technically-oriented teenagers and adults. Non-techies...More

1  Thank NavyJAG
Reviewed September 12, 2017

- great trip down history lane - went with 11 yr old kid, who loved the place and seeing how technology has evolved - writing your name using the punch card machine was fun - budget 2-3 hours, that's it - gift shop has some...More

Thank VC397
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I wasn't planning on going to this on my trip, but I'm really glad I did. This place has the classic "imagine how different life was back then" feel, but has the unique ability to remind you that you lived 'back then.' The more you...More

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I am a computer programmer and really enjoyed the format and various displays. It was so good to read the history and try out some interactive displays. However, my younger son of 8 years got bored within a few minutes and didn't let me spend...More

Thank agaurav
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I toured this museum with a couple of my cousins on a recent trip to California. We are all of a certain age where we remember and have even worked with some of the computers in the museum---very nostalgic to see these machines again. The...More

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May 15, 2015|
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Response from R P | Reviewed this property |
yes, i also went on sunday.....
Perry B
March 9, 2015|
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Response from Brin651 | 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
February 26, 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.