College and University Groups


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 visits, 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. All groups receive a 10% discount at the Museum store and cafe.

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. At least 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, beginning at 10AM.

Docent-Led Tours

One-hour docent-led tours highlight important developments in computing history. Trained docents share their vast knowledge and personal experience, offering visitors a unique opportunity to learn from industry insiders.

Docent-led tours 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, 11:30AM.

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.

Professors are encouraged to preview the Museum in preparation for a class visit or student assignment. Free admission 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 Sarah Bormann 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

CHM on Social Media

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CHM Live

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

650-810-1010 School Group Reservations