Computer History Museum, Mountain View

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Learn about the development of some of the world's most important technologies at Computer History Museum, dedicated to showcasing the profound influence computing has had on human civilization. Visit the museum and follow the history of computing technology from its earliest origins in the pre-modern age to the incredibly powerful and compact electronics of today. Gain insight into certain influential developments by examining the different chronological displays of specific breakthroughs that have played key roles in the industry's history. Don't miss the museum's many life-size exhibits featuring ancestors to today's computers, server mainframes, and many other objects. Be sure to check the museum's website for information about special events, activities, and temporary exhibits. Use our Mountain View trip planning website to visit Computer History Museum on your trip to Mountain View, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The museum is amazing and a must see for everyone who loves technology and wants to learn more about the history present and future of computers and their power. This is quite large place and with so....  more »
  • This overwhelming museum covers the history of computing starting from ancient times (from counting machines like the abacus and mechanical devices for computing astronomical information) through the....  more »
  • It was easy to find and has a fair amount of parking. The building is a large 2 story structure but all the exhibits are on the first floor. We got a discount buying tickets online so I would suggest....  more »
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  • If you are a 'TECH' person, you must go here. Worth to visit. I will suggest to take a guided tour. It is available free of cost. Arranged twice in a day. Guides are very much informative. Sometimes we can not see, what they show us. Don't go on SIZE or space available. Much more to read, much more to learn, much more to know on every wall, every piece, every corner of museum. Please go early, so that you can take advantage of your money. But you will always have that hunger to visit again and again. Can not complete in one visit. We were there till security person came to us to say please leave. If your kids are studying, it would be great for them as well.
  • Superb! A must visit place for anyone even slightly interested in computers. It is fascinating to see how the technology has evolved over the years. The cloud bistro cafe has some good choice to fuel up. The volunteer staff over there is amazing. We just had couple of hours to visit, but this museum needs at least half a day.
  • One of the best places to go in the bay area. When if you are not a computer buff, trust be, you will love this place. The exhibits are arranged and explained in a manner that anyone can appreciate and understand. It just gives your a great perspective and appreciation of the evolution of computing and machines that do the job. A great educative place for everyone in the family. There is also a wonderful cafe inside and done nice kids area where they can experiment a bit. Total worth of your time and money.
  • Super interesting! I was a bit surprised that they offer 2-days ticket, but now I get it. For me everything was super cool, so to explore every topic and labs personally I would recommend 5-6h or just coming twice. :)
  • The absolute best history museum experience for miles. This museum is best experienced with a tech enthusiast - they'll tell you stories of their own experiences with technology that you can see in front of you. Even the least tech-savvy can find an enjoyable experience here, with amazing displays and explanations of older technology.

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