It's an electric learning experience on your next family day out if you head to the National Electronics Museum! This fascinating museum features 9 permanent exhibits and plus one rotating temporary exhibit, so there can be something new to see if you go back again!
As you make your way through the galleries, you will see all the breakthroughs in electronic history through areas of communications, radar, countermeasures, underwater and even satellites!
Kids will be able to enjoy the hands-on equipment to generate electricity and even experiment with magnetism. They can learn how electromagnetic waves power our cell phones, help us see into space and even cook our food!
Did you know at the National Electronics Museum you can even become part of a human battery?
History can come to life as kids explore the development of the Morse telegraph and the Bell telephone, and they can even check out an early amateur radio "shack".
The National Electronics Museum also cover the history of WWII, showcasing how radars were used to detect enemy aircraft, and through to the Cold War and how radar led to the household microwave oven and even measured the speed of your car!
For those in the family who love history, technology and electronics, the National Electronics Museum is one to be on your list for your next family day out!
The museum has limited free parking on-site. Additional parking, which we share with Northrop Grumman, is available at the end of the building.Get directions
$5.00 for students
A self-guided tour generally takes an hour so allow enough time to see everything!
There is a gift shop in the museum lobby where you can pick up souvenirs and gifts to take home!
They offer guided tours for students to learn about telegraph, radio, radar, satellites and many more electronic marvels. There are plenty of hands on exhibits for students to explore too! You can add on workshops to the programs, and they can also go to you with their Outreach Programs if you can't make it to them!
The museum is accessible and currently has two wheelchairs, which are offered free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis.
Be sure to check out our website for seasonal events and educational workshops.