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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  • Great time looking at all the early computer equipment. Many of which I have used myself. The Computer History Museum is well laid out and very well equipped with what used to be modern equipment. Thi...  more »
  • This type of museum would be a real challenge to put together I imagine given the many varied perspectives and angles one could take. I think they did a great job summarizing a lot of early history of...  more »
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  • The museum provides an easy to follow path to follow as you trace the history of computers. It is full of helpful information and provides plenty of opportunity for learning more. The museum is word based rather than interactive and visceral. Great if you are into computers not so sure about the general public interest level.
  • Great museum on a unique topic. You won't find another place on this subject with as deep and interesting coverage as the computer history museum. Great Cafe and gift shop, too. Great location. Take a walking tour of Google while you're there!

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