Birthday Parties

Your Mission: Host the coolest birthday party in town!

Operation Birthday Cake™

Calling all recruits…report to Headquarters!  Gather your closest allies and go undercover to explore the secrets hidden in the International Spy Museum. In action-packed missions, recruits transform through disguise, decipher codes, hone their tradecraft, and discover their inner spy skills.

  • Option 1

Spy School 101 – For recruits ages 7 to 9

Disguise, code making and breaking, invisible ink, escape and evasion, and stealth are the name of the game in this undercover party.  Recruits attend Spy School and put their spy skills to the test on a top secret mission.  Will they succeed?  Well, that’s classified…for now.

  • Option 2

Dead Drop Deception - For recruits ages 10 – 12

There’s a mole in the operation and only our Operation Birthday Cake recruits have the necessary spy skills to go undercover and infiltrate the Museum’s galleries to collect intelligence and with any luck...crack this case.  

*note the mission in the Museum is self-guided (with adult chaperone assistance).

  • Option 3

Operation Spy - For recruits ages 12 and up

Recruits will deploy to the foreign country of Khandar…no passport necessary…we will create their new false identity.  In this action-packed, heart pounding mission, recruits will track enemy agents, conduct a polygraph examination, and hopefully exfiltrate the country with new intelligence that will change the course of history!  (click here to learn more about Operation Spy).

Operation Birthday Cake includes:

  • Private Headquarters.
  • FREE admission to the Museum for up to 24 guests (a $387 value).
  • Two Museum operatives to greet guests, deploy teams for their mission, and conduct a debriefing.
  • All the tools needed for the missions.
  • Customized birthday cake and beverages.
  • Paper goods (napkins, cups, and plates).
  • A special SPY gift for the birthday recruit.
  • Take home goody bags for each recruit.
  • 20% discount on party invitations, name badges, and thank you notes from the SPY Store.

Important Intelligence:

  • Birthday parties are held during Museum hours.
  • Booking is subject to availability.
  • There is a maximum of 24 participants (20 children and 4 adults).
  • A 5:1 ratio of children to adults is required.
  • There is no flash photography or videography permitted in the Museum.
  • There are no strollers allowed in the Museum.
  • Parties last 2 hours.

Costs and Reservations*:

  • $475 plus tax for up to 15 children and 3 adults.
  • $575 plus tax for up to 20 children and 4 adults.

*Members of The Inner Circle receive a 10% discount.

Optional Additions:

  • Food options are available.
  • Upgrade your goody bag with awesome gifts from the SPY Store.
  • Invitations, name badges, thank you notes, and more are available from the SPY Store!

For more information about Operation Birthday Cake please contact Lydia Folks at lfolks@spymuseum.org or 202.654.0980.