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National Electronics Museum

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Address: 1745 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-2906
Phone Number: 410-765-0230
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A small museum of electronics.

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fun learning in spare time

this was a great way to pass the time while in the area as well as teach me new things about the electronics industry! If you need to pass time in the area take a trip over to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a great way to pass the time while in the area as well as teach me new things about the electronics industry! If you need to pass time in the area take a trip over to dive into the wonderful historically rich museum.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum. Open 6 days a week. Closed on major holidays. Only $5 general admission, $3 for seniors/students, Free for children 5>younger and NEM & IEEE members. Mostly a tech nerds dream but very informative for the non-tech person (like me). It gives the lay person a basic understanding of how electricity and electromagnetism works. Some really neat hands-on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great military history of electronics. Great way to kill time near airport. You can have an interesting visit in just an hour or spend lots of time reading lots of detail.

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Glen Burnie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum to visit. It shows our children a part of our everyday life, and most kids (now a-days) know about electronics. In fact, I see this museum as a way to open up the minds of our youth - perhaps they will chose this electronics as a future career path. This is definitely worth the visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum with my teenager, and really appreciated the interactive exhibits that were available. These covered lots of topics in electronics and technology, but every room had fun things to interact with, good plaques to read, and nice setups. A lot of material was from the military and space programs. Overall very cool. One of the few places... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I was in the area for business and took a trip over to past the time. I had a great time learning so many new facts about the electronics that have become almost like fossils to our generation. They have so many cool things to look at and you can get lost for hours in there just soaking knowledge up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

My daughter and I visited this museum today. It was very inexpensive, but so well-maintained. It was small enough that we could cover it in an hour or so before we had to go pick up my older daughter, but if you really take the time to read and take in each exhibited item or concept, I would say about... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Remember when phones only came in black and had a wire attached? There is an exhibit of electronic jammers. There is an interactive exhibit on visible vs. IR cameras. Have you ever seen a real life Gramophone record player? Have you kids ever see a radio that used vacuum tubes? I build my first radio using vacuum tubes. How many... More 

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were staying at the hotel across the street from the museum and had some extra time and tried it. It turned out to be very interesting and educational. Anyone with an electronics, tech, military or even history background would love it.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is an amazing place. I was so surprised at the displays of items that are in use today that were actually conceived decades ago. . . Microwave technology, radar, sonar, surveillance. While their main focus is communications and surveillance they do touch on many other fields and have a wonderful research library. The nickname "Spy Museum" has been earned.

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