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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This place definitely exceeded my expectations! We spent three hours here and were rushed because of the closing time, so you could definitely spend even longer. The main part of the museum has exhibits starting with the abacus and slide rule and progressing to modern/current uses of computers and types of computing. Extremely comprehensive and informative. It is very visual – lots of text to read and objects to look at – so I would have appreciated an audio guide, but that’s just me. There are some monitors with interviews/exclamations/films about various aspects of the technology, which makes it more multi sensory. You can also take a one hour guided orientation to her during museum certain times of the day, but since we only had three hours we opted to just look on our own. Glad they offer that though. There are also two reconstructions of labs from I believe 1959 or so, and another large exhibit with several interactive components. You can also sit in a Waymo Google self driving car! I think everyone will learn at least several new things from visiting this fantastic museum. I found the admission price of $17.50 for adults and $13.50 to be extremely worth it. The customer service/ticket seller was also so enthusiastic and a wonderful ambassador for the museum! The gift shop was a little overpriced but had some cool items inside for all ages. Definitely don’t miss this if you’re in Silicon Valley!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We went in a Friday. We were here about 1.5 hours. Lots of interesting info and artifacts. Wish it was more about more recent computer, gaming and communication info. There is more about the super early forms of card punching than needed. Disappointed that the two labs have nothing happening unless your there in a wed or fri. Groupon offers much better pricing. It is not worth paying $17.50 per adult and $13.50 per child. We paid $32 for all four on Groupon.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Massive space upstairs perfect for meetings and conferences as they have many large spaces. The food was fantastic and the building modern. Looked briefly downstairs on the museum and it looked to be very interesting and informative if you’re technoor technology inclined.

Thank 854DP
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This museum has a tremendous collection, and offers both an impressive insight into the history of computing as well as a great nostalgia trip for those who remember the early days of personal computing. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The museum has plenty of interest for anyone who uses a computer, tablet, mobile phone. Not so technical as to impede enjoyment. Technical enough if you are so inclined. Good signage and lots of different displays.

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