The Franklin Institute Presents "SPY: The Secret World of Espionage" May 4 - Oct 6

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 9:30am - Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

In SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, learn the importance of intelligence gathering and discover how real men and women can change the world every day—one secret at a time. Featuring over 200 historical artifacts and the stories they have to tell—including a collapsible motorbike, a two-man submersible, and a CIA robotic catfish—combined with firsthand spy experiences like personal disguises, voice alteration and navigating through a field of laser beams—find out what it's truly like to be a spy!

There has never been a shortage of intrigue in the world of spies, and the artifacts and interactive displays in the exhibit vividly tell their stories, past and present, through actual tools, technologies, and testimonials. Discover the real-life evolution of spy technology and experience life as a spy by navigating through an actual laser field, using voice altering technologies to conceal your voice, and creating your very own spy disguise.

The Franklin Institute's Mandell Center hosts SPY: The Secret World of Espionage which features rare treasures from the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the immense private collection of intelligence historian H. Keith Melton.

Event Type: 
Educational Events
Arts and Culture
Community Development
International Relations