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Mountain View, CA
93 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, California 94040
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Mountain View Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, California, 94043 | 650-810-1010
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Computer History Museum of Mountain View

Located in Mountain View, CA the Computer History Museum is a wonderful place to explore the fascinating development of technology over the centuries. See exhibits on the 2000-year-old history of computing and 1,100 historic artifacts, including the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s. Learn about computer history´s game-changers through multimedia exhibitions, play a game of Pong or Spacewar, listen to pioneers tell their story from their own perspective and discover the roots of Internet and mobile devices. Make a day of it by visiting the Museum's Cloud Café, which serves delicious bistro-style sandwiches and salads with views of the beautiful campus, and the Gift Shop full of computer-related souvenirs.


Hours - 

Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m


  • General admission - $15
  • Students, Seniors, Active Military - $12
  • Children (12 and younger) - Free


  • Speaker Series
  • Educational Events
  • Changing Exhibitions


  • Computer history exhibits
  • Historic artifacts
  • Games
  • Cloud Café dining
  • Multi-media exhibitions
  • Museum gift shop


  • What exhibits can I see at the Museum?

    Discover the origins of modern technology, including computer games and the Internet, through multi-media exhibits and artifacts. Current exhibits at the Computer History Museum include Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing, The Babbage Engine, IBM 1401 Demo Lab, and Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles. The museum also features traveling exhibits throughout the year.
  • Are there tours of the museum?

    Yes. Tours led by docents are available if you have a group of 10 or more, and reservations must be made at the least 45 days in advance. Self-guided tours for groups of at least 10 can be reserved 10 days or more ahead of time. You can also tour the museum at your own pace. Bring your mobile phone and download a Computer History Museum Guidebook a a free app at http://www.computerhistory.org/planvisit/

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