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School Programs
The National Electronics Museum offers three great choices for student fieldtrips. Mix and match any of the three programs to create the fieldtrip that best suits your needs

Our programs can be tailored to accommodate students with special needs.  For additional questions and booking information about any of the education programs at NEM, please contact Kirsten Messinger nem.education@gmail.com

Guided Tour
Students will be led through the galleries to learn about telegraph, radio, radar, satellites and many more electronic marvels. There are plenty of hands on exhibits for students to explore too. This program costs $2 per student. Teachers and chaperones are free. Please allow 1 hour for this tour. Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Hands-On Demonstrations
A brief presentation featuring the museum's hands-on demonstrations followed by hands-on learning by the students. The demonstrations highlight subjects dealing with electricity and magnetism. This program costs $5 per student. Teachers and chaperones are free. Please allow 1 hour for this program. Demos must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Workshops
Booking and a nonrefundable payment for a workshop must be done at least 2 weeks before your group is scheduled to come.

Grades 3-5 Workshops:
1 to 1.5 hours long
Minimum of 10 students required
Foam Rocket $5; Build a foam rocket while learning about flight and motion.
Room Alarm $10; Learn about circuits while constructing an alarm that sounds when a door is opened.

Grades 6-8 Workshops:
1 to 1.5 hours long
Minimum of 10 students required
Current Loop Game $10; Learn about circuits while building a game in which a loop is moved around a wire figure without setting off the light.
Telegraph $10; Create an electromagnet and learn Morse code while building a working telegraph key.

Grades 9-12:
1.5 hours long
For groups of 5-15 students
Learn to Solder $35; Learn the tools, techniques, and terminology of soldering while assembling a Simon Says game.

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Outreach Programs
If you can’t come to us, the Museum can bring our workshops to you!

There is a $30 travel fee in addition to the cost of the Workshop.

Outreach Programs must be scheduled three weeks in advance.

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Scouts
Scout Day Workshops are offered twice a year. Keep an eye on the events page for details and registration information.

Scouts are also able to book a tour of the museum, for $2 a person, any time during the year. Tours need to be booked two weeks in advanced. Saturday tours are limited so please call early.

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Additional Programs
The National Electronics Museum offers a variety of programs for the public. Besides Young Engineers and Scientists Seminar (YESS), Robotfest, and internships there are a variety of programs for students and adults.

Pioneer Camp
A summer camp for young scientists.

Weekend Workshops
Throughout the year NEM offers workshops for students wanting to learn more about science and engineering. Students will get a chance to learn about a variety of topics while getting the challenge of hands on building. Workshops are added and updated throughout the year so keep an eye on the Events Page to get the latest information!

Take Your Child to Work Day Events
To celebrate Take Your Child to Work Day, the National Electronics Museum provides a day full of events related to the field of engineering, with a focus on military defense equipment. Activities and handouts are provided throughout the museum. On the fourth Thursday in April, bring your entire family to learn about the field of engineering!


For additional questions and information about any of the education programs at NEM, please contact Kirsten Messinger nem.education@gmail.com

The National Electronics Museum is organized into thirteen related exhibit galleries:
 
1. Fundamentals Gallery
2. Communications Gallery
3. Early Radar Gallery
4. Cold War Radar Gallery
5. Modern Radar Gallery
6. Countermeasures Gallery
7. Under Seas Gallery
8. Electro-optical Gallery
9. Space Sensor Gallery
10. Past Gallery
11. Web Gallery
12. WWII Radar Kiosk
13. Cold War Radar Kiosk

 
Click here for an Adobe pdf showing the gallery layout

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