Computer History MuseumYou might think computers have only been around for a few generations. Well, think again. The history of computer science dates back 2,000 years. That’s right! At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, there’s even a whole exhibit on this subject called “Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing.”
If gadgets and geeking out are your thing, then this is the museum for you. Close to Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Computer History Museum has one of the largest collections of artifacts and data on the topic. Exhibits include hands-on, interactive displays as well as digital, online features. Plus, you can play Pong, one of the first computer games!
Exhibits, Dining, and Shopping at the Museum
Docent-led tours are given daily and are fun for visitors of all ages. Ever wonder about those Google maps you use all the time? “Going Places: A History of Silicon Valley” shows you how they do it. Sit in a Google Street View Car, see the computers that run the program, and check out the awesome display of Google Earth.
When it’s time for a break from all this coolness, grab a bite at the Museum’s Cloud Café. The Café offers a tasty menu of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Savor a glass of wine or a fresh cup of coffee. Feel like taking home a souvenir? The Museum Store has all kinds of fun memorabilia so you’ll never forget your Silicon Valley excursion.