Welcome to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

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NCM's 4th Annual STEM Fest

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:00 pm8:00 pm
National Cryptologic Museum - Ft. Meade, MD
NCM's 4th Annual STEM Fest

The NCM will hold its 4th annual STEM fest featuring a wide range of STEM-related activities. Bring the kids for a night of learning, discovering, and exploring. Lots of activities are planned for kids ages 10 and up. They can operate a robot, find hidden secrets using special lights, use math to escape from handcuffs, make and break codes, embark on a scavenger hunt, make cable for electronic devices, and much more. STEM Night was so popular last year, we're extending the event an hour this year to give kids more opportunity for fun learning. And, as always at the museum, it's FREE and open to the public!

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On This Day In History


  • In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt, offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause. This message helped draw the United States into the war and thus changed the course of history.

About Us

The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.