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Computer History Museum, California
Computer History Museum
201 S Market St, San Jose, California, 95113 650-810-1010
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Computer History Museum in Mountain View

Get to know the history of the computer and the ways in which it has shaped the world we live in. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is a destination for computer and tech enthusiasts alike. Discover fascinating exhibits that depict the development of the modern computer, speak with some of the leading innovators in the field, or see the Babbage Difference Engine at work, just two miles away from our hotel in middle of Mountain View.


Hours -

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

Prices -

General admission is $15, and $12 for seniors 65+, active military and students with a valid ID. Group packages available.


  • Educational School programs
  • Author Talks
  • Lectures


  • Early computers of the 1940s and 1950s
  • Computer history and tech exhibits
  • Speaker Series talks


  • Are tours of the Computer History Museum offered?

    You can tour the Computer History Museum with your smart phone at anytime by downloading the free mobile app available at www.computerhistory.org/planvisit. Docent-led tours can be organized for groups of 10 or more and must be reserved before your visit. The museum is home to 20 permanent exhibits including "The First 2,000 Years of Computing," "The Babbage Engine," "The Silicon Engine," and "Mastering the Game of Computer Chess."
  • How do I get to the Computer History Museum?

    The Computer History Museum is located on Shoreline Boulevard, right off Highway 101. The museum entrance is on the north side of the building. Public transportation stops at the intersection of La Avenida and Shoreline Boulevard.

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