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Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A trip back in time when 20MB was considered large for a Hard Drive

Going to the Living Computer Museum is like going back in time when my laptop with 1 MB of RAM and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Seattle, Washington
Fabulous place if you have any interest in computors

My older teen son and husband really enjoyed this place, playing with the old video games, seeing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Washington
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Living Computers: Museum + Labs, located in Seattle, Washington, is dedicated to preserving and displaying working examples of historic computers that tell the story of our journey away from computing as a difficult and expensive undertaking toward...more
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2245 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134-1407
+1 206-342-2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Going to the Living Computer Museum is like going back in time when my laptop with 1 MB of RAM and 20 MB of storage was considered excessive. Now that is normal for one e-mail. It is worth seeing how much we have come.

Thank KeithGormezano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My older teen son and husband really enjoyed this place, playing with the old video games, seeing all the old computers and learning their history....and my husband reminiscing and trying to explain (to computer illiterate me), what a cold room was used for!

Thank MtStHelens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously, this was the first place my husband and I visited during our week-long stay in Seattle, and from the first day on, we mentioned it to every friend, colleague, Uber/Lyft driver, hotel staff person, and waiter/waitress we ran across. Not a one had been...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son loved the place. We had time playing with robots, and all the games they have around. My husband was amazed at all the old computer and other things, remembering and playing. I would suggest having more staff around explaining how does it all...More

Thank Jubinha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is very interactive, and nice open space that encourages exploration and learning. Kids had fun with all the robots and demonstrations, adults took a great trip down memory lane. Excellent range of exhibits throughout history of computing.

Thank Dann C
Reviewed 8 October 2018

An amazing experience to revisit my 45 years in the 'computing' industry. The whole facility is excellent, with a diverse range of current and future technologies, but Level 2 was the highlight for me, exploring the evolution of computing hardware/technologies, many of which I've explored/worked...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a must see if you're in Seattle! I've been to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View and that museum isn't even close to what this museum has to offer. First of all, like the name implies, this is a "Living" museum where...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

I visited with my High School aged son. He loved having his photo taken with all the Apple computers over time, way back to the Steve Jobs original Apple 1. He is Apple crazy! It was also cool seeing how big the old computers are...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This has been one of the highlights of my short time in Seattle. To be able to walk though the museum and explore the evolution of technology though my lifetime (in one place) was very special. If you can think of a piece of historical...More

Thank scottdW7876HL
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Casey gave us a great tour upstairs. The realistic mainframe 'Machine Room' brought me right back to my days on Wall Street in the late eighties. I even learned something new with the Virtual Reality and robotics demo on the main floor. Thanks!

Thank Mike P
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Response from CharliBlanchard | Reviewed this property |
Probably, they have a lot of hands on stuff and there are video games to play if I remember correctly.