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Mountain View Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum
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1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, California, 94043 650-810-1010
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Computer history Museum

A collection of stories and artifacts from the birth of the information age bring to life the impact computing has had on society at the Computer History Museum. Explore collections and galleries that document how civilization went from computers that filled entire rooms, to powerful portable devices that fit in our pockets. Visit the punched card gallery to see how things began or check out some of the museum's special exhibits, collections and galleries while you're in town.


Prices -

General Admission is $15, Super Geek Package is $28, Total Geek Experience is $40

Hours -

10:00 am to 5:00 pm, open until 9:00 pm on Fridays, Closed Monday and Tuesday


  • Docent Led Tours
  • Demonstrations & Talks
  • Special Exhibits


  • Punched Card Gallery
  • Revolution
  • Microprocessors 1971 - 1996
  • Internet History 1962 - 1992
  • The Babbage Engine
  • The Silicon Engine


  • What are some exhibits at the computer history museum?

    Revolution tells the story of how computers and microprocessors came to be while the Babbage Engine recalls the story of the very first computer pioneer. Mastering the Game goes back in time to explore the history of computer chess and the Hall of Fellows showcases the leaders and industry veterans of the information age. Other exhibits include Internet History, Timeline of Computer History, The Silicon Engine, Visible Storage and Selling the Computer.
  • Does the computer history museum have parking available?

    Yes the Computer History Museum offers more than 400 parking spaces onsite for museum goers. Parking is available at no extra charge. For those who wish to take public transportation, the museum is two miles from the Mountain View Caltrain/VTA Light Rail Station at Castro and Evelyn Streets downtown.

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