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National Electronics Museum

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Address: 1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone Number: 410-765-0230
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Description: A small museum of electronics.
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Baltimore museum for science & electronics

If you have kids that you want to be influenced with the history of advanced technology, this is a great museum to have them visit. This is a museum specifically focused on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
NeilMavis
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you have kids that you want to be influenced with the history of advanced technology, this is a great museum to have them visit. This is a museum specifically focused on electrical engineering, and the timelines of history of electronics progress. Exhibits on the fundamentals of electronics, the rapid advancement during WWII, The Cold War, Vietnam.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice lil' place if you are looking for an uncrowded museum. My faves are the old phonographs. Great to show the youngsters but the rest might be too technical for them to enjoy.

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York, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Baltimore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
3 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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DC
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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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123 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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Clarksville,MD
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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