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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%
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“self driving” (35 reviews)
“history museum” (76 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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"video games"
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"babbage engine"
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"punch card"
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"guided tour"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"on display"
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"trip down memory lane"
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"learn something"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting exhibitions and we also took the 45 min tour (which went slightly overtime and was a little repetitive towards the end but still worth it). Some of the expo is interactive which I really enjoyed and found it to be suitable for both kids...More

Thank Kristina G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're of the age that grew up during the advent of computers, this is an attraction you might enjoy. They have many, many exhibits, lots to see and read, and is very educational for young and old alike.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 with teenagers spent several hours here. It was a comprehensive walk thru the computer history. Lots to look at and several interactive elements.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This huge exposition of computing, computers is so complex that it can take more hours than you could expect. As you are fascinating with the history of computing, you can read it, try on your own to solve some mazes with 10 level difficulties, try...More

Thank Kali F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here March 18, 2018. We wanted our kids to see the old school games and computers. We thought the kids can play with the devices however most of the computers are for display only. My kids enjoyed the punch card machine. We also...More

Thank Isie23
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

My teen son is really into technology, so I thought this would be a good visit while on vacation. Little did I know that that the entire family would spend the entire day, arriving at 10:15 AM, and leaving at the the 5:00 PM Sunday...More

Thank kmc11_11
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Visited with my 10 year old son, he really liked it as did I. Well organised and explained, lots of historic computers and company names from long ago. Funny to see Nintendo Gameboy as exhibit.

Thank Matthijs K
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We were meant to go to the technology museum in San Jose and came across this by chance. We were pleasantly surprised. There is a ton of history about computers so plan enough time for your visit! Some of the History is fascinating and there...More

Thank Biren C
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

If you are interested in computers, do not miss this museum. The collection is very well documented and curated and you will see some highlights from computer history. My only gripe is that it is a little hard to navigate. Definitely a must of you...More

Thank GourmandTrashPanda
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I wish it was a bit more geek oriented. It is more like a showroom with limited relation to me personally even though I have been with comps since 80'ies.

Thank Cihat Göktuğ G
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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
27 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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