Annual Events

TechnoSwapFest, February 22nd, 2020
Snow Date: February 29th

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.

Pioneer Camp
July 22-23, 2020

Pioneer Camp is for children between 8-11 years old. More info to come about 2020's camp.

Contact for more information.

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.

MAARC Winterfest, annually 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.

Special Events

The Death of Telstar: Bad Uses for Good Electronics
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.

Thursday, 27 February, 2020, 11:30 am

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
The museum will be closed Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 for a private event.
Offsite Events

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

3rd Annual Technology and Arts Expo at Pax River Naval Air Museum
February 29th, 10am

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) will be hosting the 3rd annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Day at the museum on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.