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Computer History Museum
Silicon Valley. Analog computers. Artificial intelligence. The Computer History Museum chronicles the 2,000-plus year history of computing. The exhibits include a range of displays that introduce guests to ancient devices, the first computers from the 1940s and 50s, and examples of contemporary mobile computing.
During visits, interactive exhibits invite players to compete in a game of pong or relay the stories of the first computer pioneers. The online exhibits detail the history of computer chess, marketing the computer revolution, and reflect back on this day in computer history. The museum also displays a fully-functioning Charles Babbage’s first automatic computing machine—the Babbage Engine, which he designed in 1834, though it wasn’t built until more than a century later—giving visitors a rare glimpse into the evolution computing.
I LOVE this place! If you're crazy about computers like I am, then this place is for you! It has very cool displaysRyan D., Yelp, 2/17/13
we visited this museum and were very pleasantly surprised. The museum is very well arranged and has lots of interesting artifactswodart, TripAdvisor, 12/27/12
“Brought 13 & 15 year old granddaughters...they enjoyed it and understood all they saw....they were especially happy when they go to the interactive game section....”
“We took our boys 8, 8, and 6. We stayed 2.5 hours (longer than I expected) and we all learned a lot while having fun. I would recommend families with elementary...”
“We took our boys 8, 8, and 6. We stayed 2.5 hours (longer than I expected) and we all learned a lot while having fun. I would recommend families with elementary school kids to go backwards through the history of the computer, as current technology will be more exciting for them than early mainframe discoveries. The staff was super nice and helpful! Great experience for all five of us. ”
“The museum was larger than we expected and a bit overwhelming. There was a lot of reading required, and it was a little difficult to follow the progression of...”
“The museum was larger than we expected and a bit overwhelming. There was a lot of reading required, and it was a little difficult to follow the progression of computer history. A docent tour would have been optimal. On the other hand, the museum and the exhibits were beautiful and well engineered and we enjoyed the information. Plan on staying a while to see all the exhibits, or just focus on a couple areas. I would not recommend the museum for children under age 12.”
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
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