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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  • Information overload. So much invention that change our lives for the better and this museum literally shows it. Here you will discover that being bigger is so much better. Bigger means more expensive...  more »
  • Very nice museum that's have a lot of nice and interesting items. The only thing that was not okay is the noise level. The museum has a lot of videos and the run all the time, even when nobody is watc...  more »
  • The Museum is very interesting, with lots of information about computers. It depicts the evolution of technology since the early days to the present day. We do a tour worth (see available times). If you have time see also videos that are interesting, too.
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  • Really enjoyed this museum. So much computer history in one spot. Loved the description of how the Cray was created. So many brilliant minds creating these amazing machines. These machines and stories are fairly rare since a typical museum would not include something that is changing so fast. If anything, the visit was too short. I could have spent a lot more time investigating. It was great to see the old machines, but it was even better to understand how they came to be.
  • I highly recommend everyone to go at any age. So much to do and see, with fun interactive exhibits, games and videos. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The exhibit is clean and well done. There is something for everyone. Definitely plan to stop by this family friendly and affordable museum.
  • It is very impressive museum. I came with somewhat low expectations, but was amazed by the collection of exhibits and the quality of the exposition. The ancient Greek instrument for eclipse prediction is amazing. Never thought that such precision and accuracy of mechanical execution was possible back in that time. Bubbage machine is also very impressive. Overall fun and pleasant experience. Unfortunately we missed self driving cars part and the workshop. Should not this place be free with all the wealth the Silicon valley companies have accumulated? Couldn't they sponsor the museum?
  • Very good place to spend time knowing computer history. They have nice video too make and a few things to try out. Worth 17.50$ spent. The tour guide was good although there are limits tours. It's good to take the tour as the details explained are much more than what you could gather on your own.
  • I absolutely love this place. It's a great spot to come when the weather is not as good. They have a lot of fun things to see and different activities as well, you can even sit in a self driving car, and play with punch cards. They guides are really knowledgeable and friendly. Don't miss it if you are visiting the area

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