Computer History Museum

Geek history heaven

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One of Silicon Valley’s most popular attractions, the world’s largest institution devoted to preserving and presenting the stories and artifacts of the information age, the Computer History Museum serves interests from the curious public to the die-hard nerd.

Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing, a 25,000 square foot, multimedia experience immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and stories of the computer revolution. More than 1,000 artifacts from the Museum’s collection are on view, including rare computers, audio and video, photographs, and games.  Many important pioneering systems from Silicon Valley, such as the Apple 1,  the first planar IC, and the Xerox laser copier, are on display. Revolution also features more than 100 media stations and three mini-theaters.

Make Software: Change the World! explores the history, impact, and technology behind seven game-changing applications: MP3, Photoshop, MRI, Car Crash Simulation, Wikipedia, Texting, and World of Warcraft.

Public lectures and extensive archives of artifacts, videos, and documents support research into the roots of the computing revolution.

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1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View CA


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