Test your spy skills at seventeen different digital and physical interactives throughout the Museum’s permanent exhibitions. You’ll be challenged to remember your cover identity, stay undercover, and participate in activities ranging from cracking codes to spying on other “spies.”
Receive your cover identity and prepare to test your spy skills throughout the Museum on your UNDERCOVER MISSION.
Come face to face with spies and spymasters, gadget makers, scientists, and engineers from past and present. Take a closer look at the hundreds of imaginative inventions used to steal secrets.
How does secret information get turned into useful intelligence? Try your hand at code-cracking, think like an analyst, and experience how decision-makers use intelligence.
Discover the age-old techniques leaders use to secretly influence events abroad. Find out about covert mission failures and successes – from sabotage to lethal action.
How has spying shaped the world? Explore stories from the American Revolution to 21st century cyber warfare. What happens when secrets are kept…and revealed? Hear what real spies think about on-screen spies.
How do spy agencies protect against threats at home? What happens when they go too far? Delve into spy tales from Renaissance Venice to Cold War Berlin.
Receive your Undercover Mission conclusion and performance debrief that summarizes your top spy skills.
Explore the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display.
Experience our new pop-up exhibit, "Codes, Ciphers & Mysteries: NSA Treasures Tell Their Secrets", from April 5 through September 30. The exhibit showcases a treasure trove of extraordinary artifacts used for codemaking, codebreaking, and secure communications from NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum.
Take a 360° photo tour of the Spy Museum, dive deeper with a personalized virtual tour or experience, or check out our Collection Highlights to see espionage exhibits up close.