Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum

Science Museum, History Museum, and Event Space
1401 N Shoreline Blvd (btwn Pear & La Avenida), Mountain View, CA 94043, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM Wednesday (Show more)
  • Wed–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    Diana D.
    The Babbage engine exhibition is nice and fun!(4 Tips)
    Marvin A.
    It contains the history of computers from beginning until today.(3 Tips)
    Ana Cecilia C.
    If you come with a computer geek, you'll have an even better time!(3 Tips)
    Shane L.
    Great exhibitions and interesting tours(6 Tips)
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  • Brian I.

    If you're a computer nerd this is going to make your nerdiness explode lol

    Brian Ibarra · April 19
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  • Pierre Nick

    One of the best museums I've been to. Arrive early! There's a lot to see.

    Pierre Nick · April 11
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  • Dong-Hyuk K.

    Good to see the history of computer. Especially US computer history, not whole world.

    Dong-Hyuk Kim · April 5
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  • Marianella R.

    You must take the tour, its worth it.

    Marianella Raygada · March 16
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  • Eric A.

    Hours are Wed-Sun, 10-5. Closed Monday/Tuesday (though they still answer the phone)

    Eric Andersen · March 3
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  • Vasilis K.

    Plan to spend twice as much time as you would expect, it's that amazing. !1!

    Vasilis Kandylas · January 3
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  • Stephen C.

    Surprisingly great espresso here--check it out!

    Stephen Chisa · January 3
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  • Shane L.

    Great exhibitions and interesting tours

    Shane Lynch · January 1
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  • Zefri N.

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    Zefri Neurotech · December 24, 2014
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  • Paul C.

    So much to see. Plan a few hours and a well-rested head. Really worth it!

    Paul Cothenet · December 23, 2014
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  • Sudhir

    Guided tour

    Sudhir · November 29, 2014
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  • Asuman T.

    Impressive!

    Asuman Tariman · November 12, 2014
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  • Will

    A lot of stuff to enjoy if you like technology. The galleries are explained for all audiences, not only tech experts

    Will · September 18, 2014
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  • WEI W.

    IBM 140x computer live demo on 11AM!

    WEI WEI · September 17, 2014
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  • Noel G.

    Awesome place. Have some stuff I haven't seen in years. Really fun to walk through.

    Noel Green · September 14, 2014
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  • Fernanda R.

    It's a must for every person involved with science, not just for nerds or computer engineers. And the staff is very nice ü

    Fernanda Ramírez · September 5, 2014
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  • Valdeci

    Maravilhoso, precisa ser visitado!

    Valdeci · August 18, 2014
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  • Eduardo V.

    There's a lot of tech history inside this place. If you want to know how many of the gadgets you use today was conceived, this is the right place.

    Eduardo Viero · August 17, 2014
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  • Dean L.

    Really great. Could spend a lot of time here geeking out.

    Dean L · August 15, 2014
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  • Lena K.

    Discount on admission closer to closing (2hours?), but need at least 3 hours to fully see everything without rushing. Also Free wifi available!

    Lena Kidd · August 10, 2014
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  • Emilio M.

    Really interesting!! There's tons of information about the history of computing and other modern technologies. The guided tour is very much worth it.

    Emilio Martínez · August 8, 2014
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  • Evan J.

    Super fun exhibits for anyone interested in the evolution of computers.

    Evan Johnson · August 7, 2014
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  • Alexandre L.

    Todo cara de tecnologia precisa visitar este museu! SENSACIONAL e único!

    Alexandre Lopes · August 6, 2014
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  • Martin W.

    Amazing place a lot of history

    Martin Waichman · July 30, 2014
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  • Ana Cecilia C.

    If you come with a computer geek, you'll have an even better time!

    Ana Cecilia Cantu Felix · July 26, 2014
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  • Kevin D.

    You only need about 2 hours for a pretty thorough walk through

    Kevin Duffield · June 2, 2014
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  • Ayd A.

    The most amazing place for computer geeks! Its just a visual interactive revolutionary way of representing history! BigLike!

    Ayd Asraf · April 10, 2014
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  • Pavel B.

    Great museum with a great store and exhibition! First place in Silicon Valley to go.

    Pavel Bilenko · March 22, 2014
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  • Eric F.

    Checkout the old ad campaign remnants where they used old computer chips to make insects - in a glass case on the second floor.

    Eric Friedman · March 2, 2014
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  • Jonathan L.

    Nothing much on mobile. But after all, it's a *computer* museum, not a phone Museum. Much to learn anyhow.

    Jonathan Leavitt · March 1, 2014
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  • Charlotte W.

    From what I saw it isn't worth the price of admission. Not enough exibits to hold interest for more than half an hour. Better off at the Tech Museum in San Jose.

    Charlotte Weddell · February 14, 2014
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  • Plaza S.

    Check our photo of Apple Lisa II of Computer History Museum and many more on Plaza Science. Read more

    Plaza Science · January 30, 2014
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  • Su Hun H.

    Fast free WiFi Access!

    Su Hun Han · January 16, 2014
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  • Zachary S.

    Demand that they show you the golden girl retrospective.

    Zachary Slater · January 6, 2014
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  • Beth H.

    Plan for a lot of time here. Also the 1 hour cheat sheet is super helpful in not missing the most important things in this jam packed museum.

    Beth Harmon · January 4, 2014
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  • Robert M.

    Be sure to get here early on Sunday since it closes at 5

    Robert Manson · December 30, 2013
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  • Sherry B.

    Sound system not the greatest...

    Sherry Bourzac · December 6, 2013
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  • Maxim S.

    Cool! Must see for all IT-people

    Maxim Semenkin · November 13, 2013
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  • Luciano R.

    Wonderful machines!

    Luciano Reis · November 11, 2013
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  • Adam W.

    Awesome. Every nerd must visit.

    Adam Waaramaa · October 14, 2013
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  • FluxPM

    Make sure to schedule your visit to see the Babbage Engine demo!

    FluxPM · October 12, 2013
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  • kotyache

    Лучшее место на земле найдено

    kotyache · October 11, 2013
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  • Hemalatha E.

    Museum store has transistor earrings,necklaces and keyboard keys earring too :). But felt little expensive.

    Hemalatha Elangovan · October 7, 2013
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  • Hemalatha E.

    Google street view car section gives wonderful experience. Try to ride the standing street view bicycle which displays the street view when we ride bicycle.

    Hemalatha Elangovan · October 7, 2013
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  • Khalid

    Check out the Babbage Machine , it was designed in the 1830s but could not be built because of its great cost. The machine was built using Babbage's design in the 1990s and worked perfectly!

    Khalid · October 6, 2013
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  • Lynn H.

    After 3:30pm late ticket is only $6, but I didn't finish the exhibition... (Regular ticket is $15)

    Lynn Hu · September 28, 2013
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  • Matvey E.

    Check out amazing geek-themed gift shop

    Matvey Ezhov · September 26, 2013
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  • Tom S.

    Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

    Tom Stuart · September 24, 2013
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  • Luis F.

    with Débora Frazao

    Luis Frazao · September 11, 2013
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  • Luis F.

    great place to visit

    Luis Frazao · September 11, 2013
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