Plan a Visit
Revolution celebrates the spectacular history of computing, from mysterious
ancient devices to technologies of the future. Journey through 19 alcoves, each dedicated to a different aspect of computing and featuring an iconic object.
Discover, in our multi-media displays, the back-stories, development drama, and astonishing breakthroughs of the gadgets, gurus and companies you love or love to hate.
This one-ton "minicomputer" designed in 1959 by Digital Equipment Corporation, captivated an early generation
of hackers with revolutionary real-time capability, interactivity, graphics and an addictive game, SpaceWar! See demonstrations of the box that made Rolling
Stone Magazine rave, "Ready or not. Computers are coming to the people."
Since 2007, Google Maps with Street View has transformed our ideas about going places, from faraway lands to
a restaurant across town. Visitors will get to sit inside a Street View car, ride a Street View trike, hear behind the scenes
stories from the Google Street view team and learn about vintage street views, including the revolutionary Aspen Movie Map project from 1978.
The HP Garage. The Apple Garage. The Google Garage. The Facebook House. It all happened here in Silicon Valley!
Visit the museum and experience a one-of-kind immersive geographic tour highlighting the history of Silicon Valley on the Google Liquid Galaxy platform.
This cluster of computers running Google Earth, Maps and Street View is a visually stunning, visitor controlled large-scale 5 panel surround screen environment.
You have never experience Silicon Valley like this before.
This exhibit is made possible through the generosity of Google.
A 150-year old computer? In 1834, Charles Babbage designed "Difference Engine No. 2", an automatic
computing engine, but failed to build it. He died insisting future generations would prove his idea was sound. See it here,
faithfully built to plan in 1991 – and functioning exactly as predicted.
Plan your visit
There is a lot to see and do at the Museum. Docent-led tours and demonstrations occur on a daily basis, please call 650.810.1010
for the daily schedule.
Use the information and tools below to plan your visit and make the most of your time with us.
Silicon Valley Highlights
Discovery Deck For Families
Tips for Families
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