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National Electronics Museum

1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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Type: Specialty Museums
Description: A small museum of electronics.
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York, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Interesting items and displays - got there at 1:30 on Sat. closed at 2, no discount for 1/2 hour rush thru.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I've known about this place for a while, but never found the time to visit until recently. They were hosting a robotics event, and I was impressed by the displays and how it was set up to appeal to a wide variety of ages. While at the event, I finally got to look at the exhibits and was surprised how... More

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Severn, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This place is a wonderful, inexpensive place to visit for anyone. I guess it is more geared towards former Westinghouse employees or geeks that enjoy old radars, comm gear and cold war electronics, but it's is enjoyable for most age groups. There are some interactive toys and exhibits that would appeal to kids as well as adults, and lots of... More

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Middletown, Maryland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
3 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great place! I loved the outdoor displays of radar antennas from across the history of radar, including some rare non-parabolic dish types!

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I love this little museum. However, it is not for everyone. It is underwritten by Northrup and is very defense avionics focused. If you want to see radar systems and electronic counter-measures this is a must-see. On the broader appeal, they have a nice exhibit on the use of radar on the eve of Pearl Harbor and Ham radio.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Admission is cheap ($3 per adult) and the exhibits are hands-on and interesting. It's a great place for techie-types to visit. My favorite part was where you stand in front of a heat-seeking camera and can see the cold parts of your face on a TV screen. Very cool and entertaining place to see in the area.

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Arlington, Virginia
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268 reviews 268 reviews
111 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The National Electronics Museum is a small - but dense - museum that is off the beaten path near a bunch of hotels near BWI Airport. The only reasons I found it were (1) I was staying at the Hilton down the street; and (2) there are some large old radar arrays displayed outside of the museum that used to... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Walked through with my 12 and 13 year old kids. I found it very interesting and walked out with some new knowledge of modern electronics and the principles behind it. My 13 year old son was intrigued but 12 year old daughter not so much. They show evolution of many commonly used electronics and great displays of real hardware. There... More

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The $3 admission fee for adults is a bargain. I was only able to spend an hour in the museum becuase I had to catch a flight. There is a ton of great interative displays and is interesting for people that are not very electronic savy.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

My wife and I took our "Cousin Camp" to the museum today. We did so with more than a little apprehension due to the age span of our five grandchildren; 5,7,8,9,11. We were more than pleasantly surprised. First and foremost, there were many hands-on displays and the information ranged from very basic to rather detailed technical things. It's located by... More

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