Computer History Museum – Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Computer History Museum is one of the highlight when you do tech tour in Silicon Valley. You learn about the past and the future in this museum which was opened in 1996 at Mountain View, California.

You will see a lot of artifacts of the past and if you live long enough, you will discover familiar computers that was around in 80’s, 90’s and how it has evolved.

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

It is pretty amazing to find out how ancient people keep their information by using rope knot called Quipu.  These days we have RAM to help us store data.

A quipu, or knot-record was a method used by the Incas/South American Indians and other ancient Andean cultures to keep records and communicate information.

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

There are few video rooms running all the time, you may like to take a seat and listen to the story.

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

You could also experience nostalgia as you walk through the large collection of artifacts.  Do you own any of these?  If yes, keep it as antique.

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

I wish to have this cute Noogle’s Hat with a propeller at the top, also a display in museum.

  • Googler – Google employee
  • Noogler – Intern or new employee
  • Xoogler – Ex-Google employee

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

There is  also a hands on corner for both adults & children.  I notice many Chinese & Indian families, believe to be local here, brought their children to explore the computer museum.

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Exploring Google Map!

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Waymo Car

Waymo is auto self drive car that is going to be a hit in the near future.  Imaging you don’t have to drive and the car will bring you to the destination you set for.  Waymo is a subsidiary of Google.

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Visitors are allowed to get in the Waymo and try out the ride the auto seldrive car.  Pretty cool.

Computer History Museum - Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley

Final thoughts :

This place is pretty interesting to visit even for people like me, not a tech geek. I spent about 2 hours exploring the big museum, gone to the past and back to future. You will see how technologies changes our life through, healthcare, workforce and other daily activities. The most fun part is you get to sit in the auto self driving car -Waymo!

16 Replies to “Computer History Museum – Ultimate Tech Tour in Silicon Valley”

  1. That sounds like so much fun. I’d love to see it sometime. Really enjoyed the bit about the rope knots, that’s so fascinating. I need to read up about that one

  2. It was very interesting to read your post, didn’t knew a museum like this exists. Maybe I have the opportunity to visit it one day, even if I’m not a tech geek either. It sounds like a little travel trough the time. Your article made me very curious especially the part with the auto self driving car. Thanks for this. 🙂

  3. This looks like a lovely visit. It must be really interesting to visit the tech museum and learn lots of new things.

  4. This sounds so interesting, I had no idea this kind of museum is there. I would love to visit myself and also to take my kids there. Starting from Abacus and then moving on to the new technology, they did a great job.

  5. This is good education for kids. I haven’t visited them before, but I bet this will help in understanding more about this line and motivate them to be in the computer line.

  6. This is such an interesting post. I would love to visit this Computer Museum someday. Perfect place to visit with students for them to learn more about Computer history.

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