Group Visits | Resources and FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I plan for my group to visit?

We recommend 2 hours to experience the museum.

When should my group arrive?

We ask that groups arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled entry time, for check in and greeting from a SPY agent.

Where do we meet when we arrive?

Your group should meet outside of the Group Entrance, located to the right of the main entrance doors of the museum.
Where can our bus park?

Buses can drop off and pick up in front of the SPY Museum. There is information regarding other parking options here.

What happens if my group is running late?

If you are running late, please email arrival@spymuseum.org or text (502)791-5779, and include group name, visitation time and a phone number where the Museum may contact you. The Museum will make every effort to work with your adjustment request, based on ticket availability.

Is there a deposit?

We do not require a deposit. Final counts and payment are required by no later than 14 business days prior to the visit date.

Can my group bring a bagged lunch/eat in the museum?

Groups may carry bagged lunches with them, however, there is no space inside the museum for lunches to be eaten.

Seating and other dining options can be found here.

Can my group visit Bond in Motion?

To include Bond In Motion in your visit, youth groups (18 years or younger) need to be a maximum of 15 guests and must include 2 adult chaperones.


 

Resources for Groups

Food Options

Here are some local attractions, cafes, shops, and restaurants in DC’s historic Southwest neighborhood that can you can enjoy before or after a visit to SPY.

Bus / Parking Drop Off

The Museum is located in the heart of L'Enfant Plaza, just south of the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall and directly across from the United States Postal Service Headquarters in Southwest Washington, DC.

Other Groups

Become an instant hero at your company! Fire up team spirit through a Team Building program or a visit to the Museum where you'll learn about the world of espionage through interactive galleries and more than 1,000 real spy artifacts.

Scouts

Calling All Girl Scouts: Come see what the International Spy Museum has to offer! Troops can discover our collection either on-site and virtually through our exclusive Girl Scout programming.