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.

  • ...The nation’s brightest young minds to consider careers in STEM and cyber related fields

  • ...Robust dialog with the American public on cyber policy, technology, and privacy

  • ...Those who “served in silence” with valor and distinction, especially those who gave their lives in service

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Polish mathematicians & code breakers made the first breakthroughs against Nazi Germany's Enigma code.......

2019 STEAM Night at the NCM (STEM plus Art!)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:00 pm8:00 pm
pin NSA - National Cryptologic Museum 8290 Colony Seven Road, Annapolis Junction 20701
2019 STEAM Night at the NCM (STEM plus Art!)

Bring the kids for a night of learning, discovering, and exploring.

This year we invite everyone to Get Creative for this Year’s STEM Night at the Museum. We are adding an "A" for Art to make it a STEAM night. So if you get creative....you get a prize? Interested? Read on......

Do your kids like to draw, paint, or build models? Ask your kids to draw, paint, or build something that’s cryptology inspired. Bring their creation to the museum by October 10, and we'll put it on display for all to see! Did someone mention prizes? Every child who submits his or her work for display by October 10 will get a prize courtesy of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.

This annual event includes lots of hands-on activities for kids ages 10 and up. Check back here for updates about fun activities planned for the 2019 STEAM Night. STEAM Night at the National Cryptologic Museum is part of the Annual Maryland STEM Festival. As always, the museum and the festival are FREE and open to the public!

Please stay tuned to this page for more information about specific activities that will take place at the Museum STEAM event.

Learn more about the Maryland STEM Festival via the link below.

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  • The NSA's Center for Cryptologic History published, "The Friedman Legacy: A Tribute to William and Elizebeth Friedman" which includes transcripts of the famed "Friedman Lectures."

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.