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Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Computer History Museum and get the most from your holiday in Mountain View, create itinerary details personal to you using our Mountain View trip builder.
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  • Nice to know the history of the computer have been exhibited, such as old computers. Souvenir ones there are what turned the corner. I think the exhibits are seen in a short period of time.
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  • If you have any interest in the History of Computing & IT then this place is a must to visit. There are displays and exhibits about every aspect of computing, from the earliest to the recently retired...  read more »
  • As I am working in IT for about 30 years, and on a lazy Sunday morning I thought a visit would be appropriate. This museum give an extremely detailed overview of everything related to calculating & co...  read more »
  • This museum has everything you wanted to know about computers and how the related technology has evolved in a very short time. The exhibits are engaging and educational. Lots of unique exhibits are included, along with wonderful explanation. This place is good for technical as well as non technical people and has something for kids and adults alike
  • A really interesting and well priced museum. I don't know if the main exhibition has been updated recently, but I think the other reviews suggesting that the museum is only for those with a passion in computers and technology is inaccurate. I took my parents here, who are definitely not technophiles, and they found the majority of it fascinating and well explained. Most of the exhibits are hands off. Though there are quite a few short films and interactive areas dotted throughout the main exhibition. When we were there, there was also a Google self-driving car exhibit off to the side of the main area which allowed you to sit inside the car and explore the tech behind self-driving cars. Even if you're not really into computers or the tech industry, as long as you're willing to engage with the exhibits you will enjoy your time here!
  • Amazing! I loved the self driving car exhibit! You get to see yourself through the eyes of a Velodyne Lidar scanner. Very cool. CMU needs to send some of their robot heritage to the museum!
  • The PDP-11 and IBM 360 displays were fascinating, with lots of peripherals and cool multimedia add-ons. I didn't get to see the Babbage difference engine, but that was me not doing my homework. All in all, well worth a visit if you're even mildly geeky.
  • Simply cool. Some of the machines only read from text book years ago. You can actually see them. It is amazing to see how computers were evolved. It will make you rethink about the technology you are enjoying today and be very appreciate on the engineers who make them come true
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