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Explore the Computer History Museum

January 15, 2018
Category: Belmont, CA Attractions

The Computer History Museum is located at 1401 N Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View, California. It is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and presenting the stories and artifacts of the Information Age. The Computer History Museum building is four decades old and it houses the largest and most diverse collection of computing artifacts including hardware and software, documentation, photographs, ephemera, moving images and oral histories. There are larger and smaller exhibits, docent-led tours and an education program.

About Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum focuses on the Information Age but it highlights how evolving understanding of math and sciences over the last two millennia have actually paved the way for the world we live in today. There are some of the absolute first computers dating back to the forties and fifties. There are more than eleven hundred artifacts. Exhibits such as “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing”, “Make Software: Change the World!”, “Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace” and “Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles”, “PDP-1” and “IBM 1401 Demo Lab” are amongst the more popular exhibits.

The Computer History Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rest of the week unless it is closed for a private event or a holiday. Docent-led tours have specific timings. The exact time will depend on the choice of the exhibit and the day you choose to visit. You can find all the details pertaining to hours and admission here. There are general admission and specific packages or experiences. Members and children get free admission. Seniors, students, and military personnel get discounted admission.

The official website of Computer History Museum has all the relevant information you need. It may be better to read more about the exhibits so you can choose what interests you the most. A preliminary understanding of the exhibits will make the tours more enjoyable, whether self-guided or docent led. You may also want to explore Moffett Field Historical Society Museum or Stevens Creek Trail nearby the Computer History Museum if you have enough time.

Stay at Silicon Valley Inn

The Computer History Museum is located just fifteen miles from Silicon Valley Inn. Silicon Valley Inn is an affordable place to stay right on El Camino Real, making most of your sightseeing and tours a brisk affair as far as accessibility is concerned. Book your accommodation at the hotel online to get the best rates at https://www.siliconvalleyinnca.com/

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