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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
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Closed until 10:00 AM Wednesday (Show more)
  • Wed–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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9.3/10

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    Davita S.
    "Highly recommend the IBM demo."(8 Tips)
    Kayvon T.
    "rapid rise of Silicon Valley."(4 Tips)
    Diana D.
    "The Babbage engine exhibition is nice and fun!"(6 Tips)
    Ayd A.
    "The most amazing place for computer geeks!"(3 Tips)
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  • José N.

    The museus is very detailed and fun

    José Navarro · 2 weeks ago
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  • Paul H.

    Amazing collection of historic computers, all really well displayed. Apparently the Babbage Difference Engine will return to its owner mid-2016 so come to see it in action while you still can!

    Paul Hadfield · 3 weeks ago
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  • Davita S.

    Could have spent the whole day here! Highly recommend the IBM demo.

    Davita Strong · December 23, 2015
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  • Peter d.

    This museum is amazing. Make sure to go for at least two hours.

    Peter den Hartog · December 14, 2015
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  • Christopher J.

    Awesome venue, check out the gift shop lots of great geeky things.

    Christopher Jenkins · November 25, 2015
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  • Bert F.

    Any demo is incredibly gratifying

    Bert Forsythe · November 19, 2015
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  • Nilo V.

    Take a time to watch what you think is present but is already past.

    Nilo Vásquez A. · October 21, 2015
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  • Tom M.

    Fun, stimulating way to get a thorough overview of the history of computing all the way back to the abacus! Make it a day trip — there's quite a lot to see.

    Tom Maxwell · October 8, 2015
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  • Antonio L.

    MicroBees.com

    Antonio Leone · September 26, 2015
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  • Igor K.

    Superb place to touch the history of CS

    Igor Korin · September 22, 2015
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  • Andrea S.

    Half price if you come two hours before closing.

    Andrea S. · August 13, 2015
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  • Go Find Alice

    Pretty cool museum!

    Go Find Alice · July 13, 2015
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  • Ben H.

    Fascinating

    Ben Howdle · June 29, 2015
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  • Stan C.

    Love this place. If you are a geek, must come! Inspirational.

    Stan Chang Khin Boon · June 26, 2015
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  • Diana A.

    Incredible museum!

    Diana Arz · June 7, 2015
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  • Bohdan H.

    The best place to get known about history of semiconductors, computers and technology at all. After 1:00 PM you could sit inside of Google self drive car.

    Bohdan Hnatkovskyy · June 6, 2015
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  • Marcel J.

    Amazing collection of everything related to computers of our history.

    Marcel Jackwerth · May 30, 2015
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  • Paul L.

    A real treat for geeks! Nice venue for events, as well.

    Paul Lammertsma · May 26, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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  • Marianella R.

    You must take the tour, its worth it.

    Marianella Raygada · March 16, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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  • Stephen C.

    Surprisingly great espresso here--check it out!

    Stephen Chisa · January 3, 2015
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  • Shane L.

    Great exhibitions and interesting tours

    Shane Lynch · January 1, 2015
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  • Zefri N.

    You are looking for there Hotmail support number and Hotmail not working In case your Hotmail Assistance straight down or perhaps no longer working so contact each of our Hotmail assist variety Read more

    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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  • 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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  • 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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