Visit The InfoAge Science History Learning Center
We’re not your usual science center. Once a secret laboratory, Camp Evans, is now a fun and educational place to visit. Our twelve museums will give your family or group an amazing look into the beginnings of the technologies that everyone all uses today. You can visit six of our sixteen major buildings on our 37 acre National Historic Landmark. We have a distinct mission and a history that sets us apart. Camp Evans opened the space age, saw the development of radar and is a black history site.
Our site is Camp Evans Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. It was elevated to landmark status for its Home Front contributions to the WWII Allied victory. Camp Evans is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Camp Evans was once the 1914 Marconi Belmar Trans-Atlantic Wireless station, opened world-wide wireless communications, played an important role in WWI Trans-Atlantic communications, the first campus of The King’s College, played a key role the development of radar as an effective WWII secret weapon, opened space communications in 1946, was a cold war technology site, a nuclear weapons research site, visited by Senator Joseph McCarthy as he suspected a communist spy ring may have been operating here, the birthplace of satellite based hurricane tracking, was a pre-NASA space research site, and is a black history site.
Currently the Museum is appropriate for ages 6+.
InfoAge has an educational mission and its member groups in addition to having unique exhibits are also working to preserve Camp Evans for future generations. The location is being developed as a Science Museum and repairs to its buildings are in progress to allow expansion of the Museum. You are invited to join this excellent work to save history, honor the communication pioneers of wireless, WWI, WWII, space exploration, and the cold war.
The museums are open for public tours from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
General admission is $5 per person.
Call for group tours: 732-280-3000
2201 Marconi Road,
Wall, NJ 07719
We are open for special events and upon request when possible. Call us at 732 280-3000 to arrange for a group visit.
Our Upcoming Events and Special Notices
Radio Technology Museum
The Radio Technology Museum traces the development of radio from before spark to beyond cellphones.
NJ Shipwreck Museum
The New Jersey Historical Divers Association (NJHDA) has an exhibit of New Jersey shipwreck artifacts.
Computer Deconstruction Lab
The Computer Deconstruction Lab explores computer technology and the changes that have been made over the past 15+ years.
WWII Miniatures and Models
This museum of expertly crafted diaramas and models shows WWII battle scenes and models like no other medium. One gets an insight into key events of WWII with specially selected artifacts and amazing dioramas.
Vintage Computer Museum
Come see the Vintage Computer Museum, sponsored by the Vintage Computer Federation.
Electronic Warfare Museum
Many of the basic principles of electronics and physics will be demonstrated in a series of hands on applications that are bound to excite young minds.
Garden State Central Model Railroad
The Garden State Central Model Railroad was formed in 1963 by a group of men who were deeply interested in railroading.
Institute for Exploratory Research (IXR)
IXR runs our hackerspaces, microcontrollers, and 3D printing labs. They also run Kid Bot classes.
Military Technology Museum
Over the last 35 years, the Military Technology Museum of New Jersey has amassed one of the largest and rarest collections of both static and operating military vehicles and equipment in the world.
Fallout Shelter Theater
Visit our authentic fallout shelter to experience what it was like to live at the height of the Cold War.
In the Marconi Hotel this fun and educational hands-on exhibit teaches the basics of the telegraph and Marconi’s first wireless signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
Arts Project Room
The Arts Project Room is a Multi-location space where artists instruct, inspire & mentor art enthusiasts.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame
The National Broadcasters Hall of Fame takes you back to those innocent days of old-time radio.
The Veteran Wireless Operator Association Exhibit
The Veteran Wireless Operators Association (VWOA) is a proud organization with a history of life saving heroism. They created an exhibit at Camp Evans for InfoAge. As the former Marconi Belmar Trans-Oceanic Wireless Station this so appropriate.
Who knew that this place existed? This is a fascinating look into the past, including some of Marconi’s memorable contributions to communications and a decommissioned military base. A top-secret location which has only been available to the public for a dozen or so years, it has an interesting assortment of memorabilia. The old-time radios in the communication exhibit brought back memories of my childhood, and the collection of military jeeps was impressive — it has to be one of the largest and most interesting collections in the US. What the volunteers have done in such a short period of time, saving the buildings from demolition, restoring them, and amassing the interesting collections is mind-boggling — I don’t know how they did it. Work is ongoing and will take quite a while to complete, but there’s still plenty to see now.
, Sharon (Trip Advisor)
I visited your incredible museum on Sunday and you played the vintage mechanical gramophone, and also the wax cylinder player for me. It was amazing. Thanks so much.
Best of luck and again, congratulations on an amazing collection!
A friend, who knew about my interest in radio, gave me a brochure about InfoAge. After checking out the information I decided that my wife and I should definitely take a look. Upon arrival we were met by Steve Goulart, who walked us to a spot where he pointed out the various buildings on the site and gave us a brief history of Camp Evans.
It was a fantastic visit, which must be repeated soon.
Inside a decommissioned military communications site is a pretty extensive museum. Especially worthwhile is the communication exhibit, with old radios and TVs. There are some hands on exhibits. Before Christmas they offer a train exhibit. Be forewarned that this is not an polished museum. It is a local museum staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. The exhibit rooms are well done, but it is in a old military installation. The building and site are part of history.
This museum is an excellent journey in the evolution and development of radio and communications technology. The museum has an excellent inventory of military and commercial radio devices to demonstrate the design evolution of voice and data technology.