Deer Hollow Farm: Let Your Spirit Grow

Nestled in the concrete urban sprawl of the South Peninsula is Deer Hollow Farm, a bucolic homestead farm decidedly not concrete and not urban. Mountain View's Deer Hollow Farm is an ideal location to take children to get what may be — especially for those who grew up in the Bay Area — their first taste of rural life. And for the grown-ups, spending the day on the pastoral location is a good getaway from the hustle of city living. Visitors are free to stop by on seasonal farm tours and visit the animals. Deer Hollow Farm also offers a summer day camp for children. The farm’s nature center, a series rooms designed to educate the public on local wildlife, offers hands-on activities for kids on the third Saturday of every month.

Deer Hollow Farm
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 965-3276
www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/deer_hollow_farm.asp

Computer History Museum: Bits and Bytes of History

It can be easy to take that 32 gigabyte iPhone for granted, but it’s still astonishing that the little tool in our pockets possesses more power than a machine that covered hundreds of square feet just a few decades ago. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View helps put whatever device you’re reading this on in perspective. The museum’s newest exhibit — Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing — traverses the rise of modern civilization’s efforts to calculate, ranging from the abacus to the laptop. As this is a museum all about technology, expect exhibits to be immersively interactive instead of just showing off old machines. To get a taste of what the Computer History Museum has in store, visit the website.  Admission is just $15 and students, seniors, and active military members get a three-dollar discount.

Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94303
(650) 810-1010
www.computerhistory.org