Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View CA 94043
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Opening Hours

  • Wed: 10am-5pm
  • Thu: 10am-5pm
  • Fri: 10am-5pm
  • Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 10am-5pm


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The Computer History Museum is aptly located in the heart of Silicon Valley in the city of Mountain View. While this museum is perfect for tech and history buffs, kids will likely feel left out if they don't fall into one of those categories due to a limited number of hands-on activities.

Best and worst time to go to Computer History Museum
For a smaller crowed, visit when the museum opens for the day. Computer History Museum is closed some weekdays and has limited hours on holidays. Fridays can get busy, but that's also when the museum is open the latest.

Must see/do at Computer History Museum
Visitors should seek out some of the most important devices in computing history that are on display, such as the Kitchen Computer, Apple-1 and Google Server Engine. Video game fans will enjoy the Atari pong Prototype from 1972, complete with the opportunity to play a game.

Admission to Computer History Museum
It's free for kids 12 years old or younger to visit the museum. General admission is $15-$20, with seniors and active military members receiving a $3-$5 discount.

Parking and public transportation to Computer History Museum
There's plenty of on-site parking at the Computer History Museum, and it's free. There's also a bus stop on the same street as the museum; it's served by Valley Transportation Authority's routes 40 and 32.

Food at Computer History Museum
The Cloud Café serves salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, coffee and local wine. Food prices range from $10-$15 while beverages are $3-$12.

Insider tip for visitors to Computer History Museum
Discounted admission can often be found on sites like Groupon and Travelzoo.

Author's bio: Elizabeth Xu is a freelance travel writer who calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, though she's also had the opportunity to live in Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota. Follow her travels @ElizabethMXu.