National Electronics Museum: Explore the History of the Country’s Defense Electronics at This Unique Facility Near the Arbors at Arundel Preserve
When you hear the phrase “national defense,” it’s easy to think about ships, airplanes, and tanks. But have you ever thought about all the electronic and communication systems that are involved in national defense? Whether you have or not, a visit to the National Electronics Museum is a good way to delve deeper into the role that electronic and technological innovations have played in the country’s defense programs.
If it’s your first visit, you’ll probably do well to start in the “fundamentals” gallery, where you can develop a basic understanding of concepts like electricity, magnetism, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Then, head into the more specific exhibits. You can learn about Cold War radar technology in one room, while another teaches about underwater acoustics and how submarines transmit underwater sounds used for geo-location and communication. The “countermeasures” gallery has some pretty interesting examples of Air Force jamming and receiving gear, as well as a kiosk where you can see yourself in infrared.
Located not too far from Arbors at Arundel Preserve, the National Electronics Museum is open Mondays through Sundays.
National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090