College and University


CHM is a vast resource for research and study. College and university groups are invited to take advantage of the Museum’s many online resources, or visit us in person. We offer docent-led tours and artifact demonstrations, self-guided experiences, live events, and an extensive online collection of images, physical artifacts, oral histories, and more.

Reserve Your Visit

Decide how your group will experience the Museum. Advance reservations are required for all college and university groups of 10 or more. Reserve group visits in advance to receive special rates and a 10% discount at our Museum store.

Docent-Led Tours

Our tours are led by trained volunteer docents who are eager to share their vast knowledge and experience of the computer industry with our visitors. The one-hour docent-led tour highlights the main developments of computing and offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history of computers from an industry insider.

Docent-led visits can accommodate 10 to 30 people, and must be requested at least eight weeks in advance. At this time, docent-led tours are offered in English only.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.

Self-Guided Visits

Receive a brief orientation from our staff before exploring the Museum at your own pace. Faculty are welcome to teach in the galleries as part of a self-guided visit. Two hours are recommended for self-guided visits.

Self-guided visits can accommodate 10 to 60 people and must be requested at least two weeks in advance. We cannot guarantee admission to groups without confirmed reservations, due to space restrictions in the Museum.

Wednesdays through Sundays, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If your group is larger than our maximum, please contact us to discuss options for accommodating your needs. We have creative solutions for groups of all sizes.

Faculty may also assign students to visit the Museum independently. Students whose professors make arrangements with our staff at least one week in advance will receive free admission for independent visits upon presentation of valid student identification. Contact Group Reservation to arrange independent student visits.

Professors are encouraged to preview the Museum in preparation for a class visit or student assignment. Free admission to professors is provided upon presentation of valid faculty or staff identification; advance notice is appreciated. Education staff are always happy to assist with ideas for tailoring our content to your syllabus. Contact Stephanie Corrigan for a consultation.


With over 100,000 catalog records of hardware, ephemera, software, documents, still and moving images, and oral histories, CHM’s collections are uniquely equipped to support college and university faculty and students at any level.

CHM Collections and Exhibitions

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CHM Lives

High-tech luminaries from around the world come to the Museum to share their insights, stories, and memories. Join us for these lively events at the Museum or view them on YouTube.

For More Information

650-810-1038 School Group Reservations
650-810-1045 Stephanie Corrigan,
Educator Consultations