Computer History Museum

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA
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Mon - Tue (Closed)
Wed - Thu (10am-5pm)
Fri (10am - 9pm)
Sat (10am-5pm)
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Spend the afternoon at the Computer History Museum’s new state of the art large-scale exhibition. Learn about 2000 years of computing, from ancient times to today’s Internet. You will enjoy 1,000+ unique artifacts, hundreds of videos, docent-led tours and vintage technology demonstrations. The museum also has a new café, gift store and plenty of parking.

About the Museum
The Computer History Museum is the worlds leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. It is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, on-site tours, and physical exhibitions.


Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing
Everyone uses computers. Few know the story of how they came to be. Revolution chronicles the evolution and impact of modern computing from the abacus to the smart phone. This 25,000 sq. ft multimedia experience is a technological wonderland that immerses visitors in the sights, sounds, and stories of the computer revolution.

Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) PDP-1 was the first commercial computers designed to interact with a single user. The Museum’s restoration team brought the PDP-1 back to working condition. They retrieved data from its main memory, restored all the peripherals and loaded the machine with vintage games, including SpaceWar! Please see the admissions desk to find out more about PDP-1 demonstrations.

Make Software: Change the World!
"We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and in turn our tools shape us."
—Marshall Mcluhan

Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace
Happy 200th, Lovelace!

Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles
Passengers Welcome. Drivers Not Required.

IBM 1401 Demo Lab
The Dawn of a New Era

* The Museum will have Tuesday hours, 10am - 5pm, from June 20th through August 29th.

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