Welcome to the secRet woRld of sPies

There are normal museums. Then there’s SPYSCAPE: Test your Spy Skills. Dodge lasers. Crack codes. Discover your inner spy.
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"Like a scene out of 'Mission Impossible.'”
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“Among the best things to see and do in New York.“
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“The stories are real-life.“
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COULD YOU BE A SPYMASTER? COULD YOUR FRIENDS BE HACKERS?

SPYSCAPE is not like other museums. Here you tackle Spy Challenges to uncover your own Spy Skills. And learn about the real spies.

Think you'll ace our Deception Challenge? You might be a Spycatcher or an Agent Handler. 

Will your friends master our Encryption Challenge? They might be natural Cryptologists or Hackers.

Everything you do at SPYSCAPE helps build your Spy Profile. So you can discover which of the ten major Spy Roles you were born to fill. 

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sPy ROLES

Spycatcher
Spymaster
Special ops
Surveillance officer
agent handler
cryptologist
hacker
intelligence Analyst
Tech ops
Intelligence operative
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The most interactive museum experience on the planet.

Your journey through SPYSCAPE HQ takes you through the seven key aspects of espionage. We bring real spy skills and stories to life through exceptional characters, world-class artifacts, and multimedia storytelling. 
Then, we test your spy skills.

You thought you were cleveR. Wait till you cRack codes

Professionals train for years to master secrets and deception. At SPYSCAPE, you'll learn skills that until now they only taught spies.
  • Learn how to lie, and to spot liars. See their 'tells' and how to avoid them.
  • Discover how to keep your communications secret, and how to encode and decode a message.
  • Test your powers of observation in a 360-degree surveillance mission. Put your video games skills to the test in the real-world!
Come and discover your inner spy...

SPYSCAPE illuminates the shadowland of espionage

It’s a modern museum, featuring exciting spy stories and gadgets. It’s an interactive experience, full of thrilling spy challenges. And it’s a personal journey, to explore your own spy skills and discover what kind of spy you’d be.

BRIEFING

Your Briefing takes you deep into the world of spying—a world where people, hacking groups, corporations, and governments seek secret intelligence.

Encryption

Meet the Cryptologists (code breakers) who shortened WWII by hacking the Enigma code machine. See an original Enigma and tap out messages on a perfect copy.

Then help Allied agents trapped behind Nazi lines by coding and decoding messages in our Encryption Challenge.

Deception

Could you live a lie? The most damaging spy in FBI history sold secrets to the Russians for 22 years. Find out how a young Spycatcher brought him down.

Then learn how to spot a liar, and to lie convincingly, in our Deception Challenge.

Surveillance

Surveillance isn’t just about enemies of the state. Do our governments and corporations strike the right balance between security, service and freedom? What does personal surveillance look like?

Keep your eyes on the target in our 360° degree, immersive Surveillance Challenge.

Hacking

Meet the teenager who hacked the CIA, the computer worm that became the world’s first cyber weapon when it sabotaged Iran’s nuclear program, and the organized hacking groups that aim to change our political landscapes.

Learn how to protect yourself online and meet our in-house hackers at the Hacking Bar.

Special Ops

Learn about one of the greatest Special Ops Officers of all time. Virginia Hall spent years undercover in Nazi-occupied France, spying and sabotaging Hitler’s war machine.

Meet the original “Q” who inspired the James Bond character. Encounter amazing gadgets used by WWII spies. Test your strategy and agility in our laser tunnel Special Ops Challenge.

intelligence

Meet “the spy who saved the world”. The secrets that Oleg Penkovsky passed to the CIA in 1961–2 that let President Kennedy know he had time to negotiate a diplomatic solution to the Cuban missile crisis, and thus avert World War III. Analysts made sense of Penkovsky’s material so that a potentially world-saving decision could be made.

Debrief

Discover your inner spy. Our Spy Profile system was developed by a former head of training at British Intelligence to assign you one of 10 spy roles—including Cryptologist, Spycatcher, Special Ops Officer, and Analyst. You can find out more about our spy profiling system here and buy tickets to SPYSCAPE here.

AGENT Handler
Special Ops Officer
Spycatcher
Surveillance Officer
Intelligence Analyst
Hacker
Cryptologist
Technical Ops Officer
Spymaster
Intelligence Operative
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Come face to face with the world’s greatest spies

Uncover the spy world’s secrets through rare artifacts and gripping stories:

Hear about the FBIs mole who sold secrets to the KGB—until a young Spycatcher took him down.

Discover how a secret agent saved the world from the brink of nuclear war.

Learn about the kid who hacked the CIA with little more than his computer and phones.

See spy devices and gadgetry used in the real world. 
Gain access to top-secret stories kept under wraps. 
This is not an ordinary museum.
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YouR Mission: Get youR PaRents to say Yes to BRinging you to sPYsCAPe.

A foolproof script to get that all important “YES!” from your parents. Tested by kids like you.
If your parents say:
You tell them:
Parents: Let’s go learn about history at another museum.
You: Every museum we’ve been to, all we do is walk around all day long. Same old thing every time! I don’t come away with any unique experiences. At SPYSCAPE, you actually get to be a part of the exhibits. I won’t just learn about spies. I’ll test out my spy skills! And we’ll do it together.
Parents: We don’t have the time; it’s a big trip to get there.
You: Check out this page right here. Super simple! Directions. Hours. Everything you need to get me to SPYSCAPE!
Parents: We want to go someplace for the whole family.
You: That’s what makes SPYSCAPE so awesome! Adults love it too. The exhibits teach you about the history of spying, you’ll see incredible artifacts, and learn about modern hacking. Adults love SPYSCAPE as much as anyone else.
Parents: I’m not sure when we’ll have time to go.
You: We can buy a SPYSCAPE Flexpass. That means we can decide later which day to go.
Parents: Okay, you win! We want to go to SPYSCAPE.
You: Sweet! Get tickets here.

BRIng youR family

Take your friends and family on the journey of a lifetime. 
And discover what kind of spy you really are. Only at SPYSCAPE.

YouR Mission Awaits

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Free Student Admission. For opening weekend only. Feb 16th-19th.

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