School Tours & Workshops

The National Electronics Museum offers three great choices for student field trips. Mix and match any of the three programs to create the field trip 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 Daniel Scotten using the form on this page or by e-mailing

For adult tours, please see our Hours & Information page for pricing and details (near bottom of page).

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 $4 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 for just the hands-on demonstrations or $7 per student when combined with a guided tour. Teachers and chaperones are free. Please allow 1 hour for this program. Demos must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Workshops and Labs

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

Grades 3 and up Workshops:
Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour long
Minimum of 10 students required

Light Bulb Lab: $5 per student; Learn about Thomas Edison and Lewis Latimer's experiments to make a better light bulb. We will test out 4 different filaments to see what kind of filament makes the best light bulb. It is recommended that this activity be paired with the guided tour of the museum or hands on demonstrations.

Homo-polar Motor: $5 per student; Build a homo-polar motor while learning about electricity and magnetism (30 minutes).

Magnet Train: $5 per student; Learn about magnetism and conductivity while making your very own magnet train (30 minutes).

Simple Telegraph: $10 per student; Learn about circuits and Morse code while constructing a simple telegraph key (45 minutes-1 hour).

Making Circuits on Paper: $10 per student; Learn about electricity, circuits, and conductivity by creating two different types of paper circuit (45 minutes).

Grade 6 and up Workshops:
Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour long
Minimum of 10 students required

Current Loop Game: $10 per student; Learn about circuits while building a game in which a loop is moved around a wire figure without setting off the light (30-45 minutes).

Electromagnet Telegraph: $10 per student; Create an electromagnet and learn Morse code while building a working telegraph key (45 minutes-1 hour).

Electronic Temperature Sensor: $10 per student; create a temperature sensor learning about and utilizing basic electrical components and a bread board (30 minutes).

Grades 9-12 Workshops:

Learn to Solder: $30 per student; Learn the tools, techniques, and terminology of soldering. Then put together an electronics project with those skills! (For groupsof 5-15 students, 1.5 hours long)

Nightlight: $10 per student; Using a bread board, transistors, resistors, a Light Dependent Resistor and jumper wires make your very own nightlight! (60 minutes).

Outreach Programs

If you can’t come to us, the Museum can bring our workshops and labs to you!
There is a $0.55 per mile travel fee in addition to the cost of the Workshop.
Outreach Programs must be scheduled three weeks in advance.