Annual Events

MAARC Winterfest, held in January

The Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club holds its annual RadioWinterFest swap meet at the National Electronics museum. This all-indoor meet and auction is open to all vintage electronics sellers. General admission: 9:00 AM (Vendors admitted at 8:00 AM) - Auction at Noon. There is a $7 fee for admission; $5 admission for senior citizens. NEM member are admitted for free.

Techno Swap Fest, held in February

Is your shop so cluttered you can barely work on your projects?
Did you buy something online that didn't fit into your plans?
Are you still looking for that perfect gadget, part or tool?
If you answered YES or NO to any of these questions, you need to attend the Annual Techno-Swap-Fest to buy, sell and gawk at all the precious junk that other hobbyists crave.

Robot Fest, held in April

$8 for adults, $4 for middle/high school students, FREE for elementary school students & younger

Robot Fest is an annual event for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. We welcome all roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age who have the unquenchable urge to develop and create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics, fabrics and mechanical parts.

Pioneer Camp
Annually in July & August

Pioneer Camp is for children between 8-11 years old. Offered in 2 sessions, same content in each session.

Contact Museum Educator Walt Bilous with any questions: or 410-765-2345

Electronica Music Fest, held in November

Electronica is a day of knob twisting, pitch bending, wiring mazes, sound shaping, and visual explosion with some of the area's most exciting and innovative Electronic musical performers. Admission is $10 at the door.

Special Events
Workshop: Fiber Optic Technology, November 16 10am-2pm
Curious about fiber optic technology? Enroll in our workshop to learn about how cable television and communications providers use fiber optic technology to transmit voice, video, and data services to our homes and businesses. You will build a voice link kit to modulate your analog voice signal into data, then transmit it via fiber optic cable! For participants aged 13 to adult.
Saturday, 16 November 10am-2pm
National Electronics Museum
$50 per person, includes fiber optic voice link kit to build and keep
for ages 13 to adult
For more info, contact Walt Bilous or 410-765-2345

The Death of Telstar: Bad Uses for Good Electronics, November 19, 6:30pm
Special Guided Tour with NEM Director Mike Simons

The revolution in electronics is controlled by the human factor. A device may be the best at what it does, but that doesn’t ensure that people will put it to good use. Likewise, a device seemingly with no purpose can become the perfect application. Join NEM Director Mike Simons as he explains how radar didn’t save the fleet, how a cancelled and incomplete system helped destroy an entire army, and why the darling of the early space age was destroyed shortly after launch.

Tickets available at the door, no advance registration required for groups of 9 or fewer. For groups of 10+, please contact the museum to reserve, or to schedule for a different date.

$10 per person/$8 for seniors and students

Offsite Events

The National Electronics Museum will be at the following public events. Come see us!