Microsoft Campus

Microsoft Campus


Microsoft was one of the driving factors in the growth of Seattle’s economy from its founding in the ‘80s through the various technology and dot-com booms since then. It’s location in suburban Redmond has given it both the space for an expansive and continually growing campus as well as the need to create good incentives to lure workers out to the Redmond area. As they’ve grown and earned their reputation for interesting and exciting features, they have developed a museum for visitors to have the opportunity to see what goes on and what Microsoft has done and will be doing in the future.

The outside of the Microsoft Campus is a simple office park, but the museum holds excitement for Microsoft geeks and non-geeks alike. The museum is open to any visitor to the Microsoft campus, though all visitors must first check in at the front desk. The museum traces the history of the Redmond company through its various products to the present, as well as showing examples of the everyday life of an employee at that very campus. Because of Microsoft’s significance in the history of the personal computer, they also have an exhibit for viewing the evolution of the personal computer, from the original to the modern computer, as well as on into the future.

Arriving at the Microsoft Museum or Visitors center, prepare to be dazzled by the displays of the current technology and software that Microsoft is putting out, allowing you the opportunity to test products before you purchase them. You can also access a multitude of earlier games and products and see their evolution. Younger kids will enjoy the various games, while older children may be impressed at the interactive displays. Adults might be equally entertained by the games, though seeing the entire Encarta collection on display will certainly impress them.




Cloudy
47°
Cloudy