Coming in Fall 2023

In Memory of Sheryl Bendickson 1947-2022

Our Mission

The Mission of the Museum of Information Explosion is to inspire curious minds with the history of communication and computing technology; highlight the scientists, engineers and business trailblazers who shaped our modern lives; and, recognize the unique technology contributions from Alabama companies and innovators.

Come Get Involved!

There are many ways to engage at MIE. We are a working museum, with weekly and monthly radio club meetings, volunteer activities to support our artifact collection & refurbishment efforts, special presentations and exhibit support, and so much more.

Our modern lives depend on effective communication and information management for work, school, and even entertainment. It only takes the click of a button to contact someone across the country, but it hasn’t always been this way. Crucial developments in technology paved the way for where we are now. The Museum of Information Explosion (MIE) allows people to explore the history of communication and computing innovation and some of the major figures who helped us achieve our modern way of life.

We invite you to visit and learn more about the scientists, engineers, and business leaders who transformed our world. See extraordinary vintage telegraph sets, phonographs, radios, TVs, and more. Experience displays and multimedia presentations that bring the stories of yesterday to life.

The MIE welcomes curious minds of all ages! Older visitors will appreciate the nostalgia of exhibits that stir fond memories of early years. Our interactive, augmented, and virtual reality experiences will ignite the imagination of young adventurers. Every guest will leave with a deeper appreciation of the history of information technology and how it shapes our culture, business, and everyday activities. There is also special coverage of technological contributions from the Northern Alabama region.

Come experience:

  • 15,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • 20 exhibit domains highlighting key technological advancements
  • 2,000 vintage and valuable artifacts
  • Scores of hands-on experiments and digital adventures, and much more!

News & Events

Museum Buildout Status

Museum Buildout Status

In history, businessmen, scientists, and engineers broke new ground in communication technology to achieve our modern-day success. With so much to explore regarding communication technology topics, Dr. Marcus Bendickson, the MIE founder, had some ground breaking of...

Regional Radio Clubs

Regional Radio Clubs

Become A Part of The Fun  Several regional radio clubs now call the Museum of Information Explosion (MIE) home. Each club focuses on a different aspect of computing or radio communication. The MIE is excited to facilitate a work space for each member to be able to...

Inside Look: The History of The First Superheterodyne Radios

Inside Look: The History of The First Superheterodyne Radios

Throughout the coming months and as a regular part of the community outreach plan, the Museum of Information Explosion (MIE) is scheduling special presentations for visitors to learn about communication technologies displayed throughout the museum. Recently, MIE...