Silicon Valley Outings


As an optional item at IEEE ISCAS 2023 we invite you to join one of two tour options:

Option (1): Computer History Museum and Stanford University

Option (2): Computer History Museum and UCSC

Date: 25 May, 2023

Price: $90.00 USD

Tentative Schedule:

8:00Portola Hotel Pick Up
9:30Arrive at Destination One
11:00Lunch (Not Included)
12:00Depart For Destination Two
13:30Arrive at Destination Two
15:00Depart Destination Two
16:30Portola Hotel Drop Off



Computer History Museum

CHM has something for everyone, from docent-led tours to demonstrations to self-guided visits. Learn Photoshop from the pros, experience the sights and sounds of classic computing, try your hand at coding, and discover why computer history is more than 2,000 years old. Discover all this and more in CHM’s onsite and online exhibits. 

Visitor Guidelines

  • All visitors are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for a minimum of two weeks from their last shot or provide a negative COVID test within 72 hours.
  • Visitors must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and a valid photo ID is required for all visitors, regardless of age. Valid forms of proof of vaccination include An original, a copy, or a picture of your CDC vaccination card.  Personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California or by an approved private company. 
  • Masks are recommended but not required for general entry.
  • Masks are required for any public docent tour or demonstration.
  • Visitors should maintain physical distance and keep at least six feet from others whenever possible. 
  • Please wash your hands and use hand sanitizer regularly during your visit. 
  • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Personal non-flash photography is permitted throughout the exhibition areas. Use of flash, tripods, or other equipment is prohibited. 
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the exhibition areas.
  • Historical artifacts are priceless and easily damaged. Please do not touch them.
  • The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Stanford University

Stanford is a place of discovery, creativity and innovation located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. Opened in 1891, this university is home to 2,288 faculty and 16,937 students! 

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.