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Computer History Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the guided tour before looking on our own. I recommend the tour - very informative. Allow a couple of hours.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter is verly interested in computer engineering. The museum shows the development of the computer and kept her interest.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mecmom11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a conference at the Computer History Museum in September. The conference venue was great for a small conference (~600 people). We spent about an hour walking through the displays at the museum during the one of the breaks (although it could have easily...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mwardatx
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

My adult son and I were there and really enjoyed it. Interesting to see evolution of technology. Could have more hands on activities.

Thank jlor9082
Reviewed 30 August 2019

I was truly overwhelmed by this place and wish I'd set aside more time. The docent led tour could have been a TED talk on computing history, it was that good. I wish I'd noted his name but I have a sense that all the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank curtismapman
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

I spent about 4 hours there. I was involved from 1979 until 1992 in the computer industry so it was a great walk down memory lane. I was glad I went by myself as I think my wife would have been ready to leave in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank davekL2456MA
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

Something for everyone. I spent too much time on the early exhibits without realizing how big the place was. Then I had to rush through the later parts. Definitely a multiple-visit destination.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Brian A
Reviewed 19 August 2019

Excellent museum to visit. The museum mainly showcases the stories and artifacts of the digital computing revolution with historical details. It has significant collection of computing artifacts with detailed written descriptions. Staff are friendly and helpful. Good parking space. There is a cafe near to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

Took my three kids and two nieces visiting from Seattle, they enjoyed learning about the history of the computers

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kavitha R
Reviewed 16 August 2019

The museum is a great mix of artifacts, written descriptions, audio stations, and historical and documentary videos. The organization of galleries begins with the earliest calculators, proceeding through hardware and software history to the most current trends. I spent 3.5 hours there and was not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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17 July 2019|
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Response from 935hhl | Reviewed this property |
The Computer History Museum is definitely more of a “Must See” compared to the Intel Museum. It is much larger and comprehensive, as the Intel Museum is more focused on one aspect of computing, the integrated circuit. The... More
16 May 2015|
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Response from R P | Reviewed this property |
yes, i also went on sunday.....
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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.