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Living Computers: Museum + Labs, Seattle

4.8
#9 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Washington State
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4.9
  • Quite a long way out of town but very interesting place to visit if you are interested in technology. There is a driverless car and we really liked the virtual reality goggles to try. Would have been ...  more »
  • The museum section on the top floor provides an excellent history of the evolution of computer technology, with many historical machines that are actually running. The guided tour did not really add a...  more »
  • The name of this museum is "Living Computers". This reflects the fact that this is not just a static exhibit of old computers. Rather, most computers are operational and you can pull-up a chair, sit d...  more »
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  • Such a unique and enjoyable experience! I can't think of (or imagine) another place with so much cutting edge technology on one floor, game design on another, and WORKING dinosaurs dating back to the 60's on the third. Pristine and well designed space, reasonable admission price, good location, and knowledgeable and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
  • As a verifiable nerd, I could go on and on about specific exhibits. I'll keep it short and just say that if you haven't been here yet, you should make the trip. Absolutely amazing that you can experience decades of computer history in a few short hours. Thanks to Paul Allen and the staff for a great time. Protip: eat at Pecos Pit BBQ across the street beforehand.
  • I could go on and on about how incredibly rude and inappropriate a staff member was to my son but in the interest of space I'll make it as short as I can. While in the drivers seat of the self driving car taking the option offered to steer for the first few moments before the car took over my son was having difficulty trying to get the car to stay in the lane (mind you he is not a child. He's actually a Doctor) This is apparently something that happens frequently and the car has to be reset but instead of explaining this and resetting it as he eventually did the staff member (I wish I'd gotten his name) grabbed my son by the shoulder and severely chastised him for being too hard on the car. (he was just turning the steering wheel !!??) Like I said I could go on and on but let's just say up until then we had been enjoying ourselves but this ruined the whole experience. I'll never go back.
  • Awesome!! I was sceptic to find this place so high rated on Google. After I went there I know why it is rated so great! This place rocks!! Go there! Do it NOW! You can touch and play with almost everything. AMAZING!
  • It's way more fun than I expected. Almost everything is hands on, including a variety of early PCs, and even a punch card computer. Building block robots were a huge hit with the five year old in our group.

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