Spyscape Festival


TOP Spies & Storytellers. FREE Food & Drinks.

Join us for fascinating conversations with top spies from CIA, FBI & KGB, plus stars and storytellers from film, television and journalism.

Events Schedule

Oct 5
Wed
,
6:00 pm
Spy Trivia Night

Spy Trivia Night

Our fun and fast-paced festival opener!

Put your serious spy skills and knowledge to the test in our fun spy trivia event!

Plus, as with every night of the festival, you'll also get a detailed assessment of your own skills and attributes from a former Head of Training at British Intelligence (MI6) and top psychologists.

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Tickets from $29
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Oct 5
Wed
,
6:00 pm
Spy Trivia Night

Spy Trivia Night

Our fun and fast-paced festival opener!

Put your serious spy skills and knowledge to the test in our fun spy trivia event!

Plus, as with every night of the festival, you'll also get a detailed assessment of your own skills and attributes from a former Head of Training at British Intelligence (MI6) and top psychologists.

More Info
Tickets FROM $29
SOLD OUT
Oct 6
Thu
,
6:00 pm
Spies & Storytellers

Spies & Storytellers

With Osama bin Laden's interviewer and other top pros!

From recruiting sources and building trust to turning secret information into digestible narratives, spy skills and technologies have led to journalistic breakthroughs. 

Peter Bergen (CNN National Security Analyst, journalist, author), Liza Mundy (NY Times Best-selling author, journalist), and Dan Hoffman (three-time CIA station chief, FOX News commentator) will compare the two professions in this fascinating discussion.

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Tickets from $29
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Oct 6
Thu
,
6:00 pm
Spies & Storytellers

Spies & Storytellers

With Osama bin Laden's interviewer and other top pros!

From recruiting sources and building trust to turning secret information into digestible narratives, spy skills and technologies have led to journalistic breakthroughs. 

Peter Bergen (CNN National Security Analyst, journalist, author), Liza Mundy (NY Times Best-selling author, journalist), and Dan Hoffman (three-time CIA station chief, FOX News commentator) will compare the two professions in this fascinating discussion.

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Oct 7
Fri
,
6:00 pm
True Spies Night

True Spies Night

Two unique and fascinating events for the price of one...

Event One - Bullsh*t or Bullseye! Separate fact from fiction. Top spies and investigators from CIA, FBI and KGB break down classic spy film & TV scenes. Moderated by TikTok star Maria Comstock, and featuring her former spy father ‘Agent Buttercup’.

Event Two - Ask The Spies: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit and talk one-on-one with real spies including: legendary FBI profiler Jim Clemente; former KGB sleeper agent Jack Barsky; CIA operative Rosanna Minchew; DoD “human lie detector” Lena Sisco; FBI superhero Eric O’Neill; and “Agent Buttercup” himself, Kerry Comstock.

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Tickets from $29
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Oct 7
Fri
,
6:00 pm
True Spies Night

True Spies Night

Two unique and fascinating events for the price of one...

Event One - Bullsh*t or Bullseye! Separate fact from fiction. Top spies and investigators from CIA, FBI and KGB break down classic spy film & TV scenes. Moderated by TikTok star Maria Comstock, and featuring her former spy father ‘Agent Buttercup’.

Event Two - Ask The Spies: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit and talk one-on-one with real spies including: legendary FBI profiler Jim Clemente; former KGB sleeper agent Jack Barsky; CIA operative Rosanna Minchew; DoD “human lie detector” Lena Sisco; FBI superhero Eric O’Neill; and “Agent Buttercup” himself, Kerry Comstock.

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Oct 8
Sat
,
6:00 pm
Want to be a spy?

Want to be a spy?

Seriously! This is your chance to find out how, right from the top!

John Guyant, CIA Senior Executive, former CIA Chief Learning Officer and leader of CIA’s Recruitment Center, breaks down the recruitment process from college campuses to embassy ‘walk-ins’.

Joining Guyant on stage will be Christopher Turner, former CIA senior officer and instructor of advanced clandestine tradecraft; Sonya Seunghye Lim, former CIA Clandestine Service senior executive and station chief; and Rodney Faraon, former CIA analyst and briefer to the Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet.

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Tickets from $29
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Oct 8
Sat
,
6:00 pm
Want to be a spy?

Want to be a spy?

Seriously! This is your chance to find out how, right from the top!

John Guyant, CIA Senior Executive, former CIA Chief Learning Officer and leader of CIA’s Recruitment Center, breaks down the recruitment process from college campuses to embassy ‘walk-ins’.

Joining Guyant on stage will be Christopher Turner, former CIA senior officer and instructor of advanced clandestine tradecraft; Sonya Seunghye Lim, former CIA Clandestine Service senior executive and station chief; and Rodney Faraon, former CIA analyst and briefer to the Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet.

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Go VIP

Limited VIP tickets available: get premium event seating plus a FREE top quality cotton SPYSCAPE T-shirt (your choice of QUESTION EVERYTHING or TELL THE TRUTH)

We’d like to sincerely thank our partners CBS and Paul’s Own Events and Catering for their support.

Speakers

Scroll through some of the hosts and panelists scheduled to appear at SPYSCAPE Festival:

Jack Barsky

Once a real-life KGB sleeper agent dropped behind enemy lines to spy on Americans from his New York City base, Jack Barsky’s previous identity was East German Albrecht Dittrich, an associate chemistry professor recruited to spy on the US during the Cold War. Jack spent 16 years under the radar in the US, before the FBI blew his cover. Barsky’s memoir Deep Undercover was released in March of 2017. He speaks, consults and trains audiences worldwide.

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Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, vice president for global studies & fellows at New America, CNN national security analyst, professor of practice at Arizona State University where he co-directs the Center on the Future of War, and the author or editor of nine books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post. Documentaries based on his books have been nominated for two Emmys and also won the Emmy for best documentary.

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Jim Clemente

Legendary FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Profiler Jim Clemente worked on some of the FBI’s most dangerous and high profile cases during his 22 years with the Bureau - often working undercover. Jim has published numerous best-selling audio books and co-hosts the Wondery hit podcast Real Crime Profile. He has served as tech advisor and writer/producer on all seasons of CBS’s Criminal Minds, and has been key to the reboot of America’s Most Wanted on FOX.

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Rodney Faraon

Rodney Faraon served 15 years as a leader and senior analyst at the CIA. From 1999 to 2001, he was on the President’s daily briefing team as the briefer to and speechwriter for Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) George J. Tenet, for which he was awarded the Director’s Medal, the DCI’s highest personal decoration.

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John Guyant

John Guyant began his career at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1987 as a contracting officer, and today serves as Senior Executive at the CIA. John has served in numerous capacities during his 35 years at the agency, including the role of the agency’s Chief Learning Officer and the leader of CIA’s Recruitment Center.

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Daniel Hoffman

Dan Hoffman is a three-time CIA station chief and senior executive Clandestine Services officer. Hoffman led large-scale HUMINT (human intelligence gathering), on tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, plus war zones in the Middle East and South Asia. Hoffman is a regular FOX News contributor, and a speaker on national security issues and how lessons learned from a career at the CIA apply to leadership and business success in the private sector.

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Daniel Holstein

Regretfully, Mr. Holstein will no longer be appearing, due to unforeseen circumstances. Daniel is the retired Las Vegas Police Department senior crime scene analyst who inspired CBS’s iconic CSI character Gil Grissom, portrayed by William Petersen. A master of forensic investigation and bloodstain pattern analysis, Daniel has served as an advisor on all 17 seasons of the Las Vegas-based CSI franchise, including CSI: Vegas season 2, which begins September 29 on CBS. He is a professor at his alma mater, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Sonya Seunghye Lim

Sonya Seunghye Lim served in the CIA Senior Executive Clandestine Service's Office and retired with 24 years of distinguished service, leading large-scale HUMINT and technical programs, while undercover. At the CIA, Sonya held roles as Chief of Station in multiple locations, as well as Chief of Operations. In 2020 CIA approved the roll back of Sonya’s covert cover.

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Rosanna Minchew

In her 15 years with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations, Rosanna Minchew performed high-risk recruitment and hard-target intelligence operations in Latin America, Europe, South Asia, and Iraq. Rosanna’s experience as a female operative in a mostly male field - including a female’s recruitment of male assets - provides a fascinating perspective and valuable lessons applicable in any professional arena.

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Liza Mundy

Liza Mundy is an award-winning journalist and New York Times-bestselling author of four books including Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. A former staff writer for the Washington Post, Mundy has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, CNN, C-Span, and National Public Radio shows. She is an acclaimed expert on women, work, and national security issues.

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Eric O’Neill

Eric O’Neill is an author, attorney, cybersecurity expert and professional public speaker. In 2001, Eric worked undercover to capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI. The true events of his life are the inspiration behind the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Breach, starring Ryan Philippe as O'Neill.

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Lena Sisco

Lena Sisco is a former Department of Defense (DoD) certified military interrogator and Naval Intelligence officer who served in the Global War on Terror. TV viewers might know Lena from the TV series Couples Court or from her appearance on Dr. Drew, assessing celebrity body language. Lena is a master in the art of interrogation, deception, body language and elicitation.

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Christopher Turner

Christopher Turner completed many sensitive assignments during his 25-year career in the CIA, including one that earned him the CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Star for “voluntary act or acts of courage performed under hazardous conditions” - CIA’s second highest award for valor. This former senior CIA operations officer was also a course director and senior instructor of advanced clandestine tradecraft.

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Experience

Over the course of 90-120 minutes you'll go on an interactive journey into the real world of spies and secrets. You'll face authentic challenges designed by a former Head of Training at MI6. After seven immersive zones of unrivalled edutainment you'll uncover your own spy superpowers, and see how they compare to real and fictional spies.

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Museum

World-Class Collection
Our high-tech museum showcases extraordinary gadgets with stories and experiences that bring them to life. From Enigma machines and a U2 spy plane camera to Edward Snowden's telepresence robot, micro-bugging devices and the virus the US & Israel used to attack Iran's nuclear program. Designed by architecture gold medalist Sir David Adjaye, many visitors say it's their favorite museum ever!

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Profiles

What Are Your Secret Powers?
Get your 40 page personal profile (view example) developed by a former Head of Training at British Intelligence (MI6) and top psychologists to reveal your personality, attributes, skills and potential. Part of our profile program is available online for $29.95 but, for a limited time, the whole program is included FREE for visitors to SPYSCAPE HQ.

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Gotham Needs You!
Top scientists are missing and the world is in upheaval. Your Batman x SPYSCAPE adventure plays out in the physical world enhanced by a mobile app. You'll be the central character in the action as you develop your detective skills gathering intel and communicating in real time with some of Gotham City’s regulars.

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New York’s #1 rated museum & experience

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Plan Your Visit

New York City
NEW YORK HQ
928 8th Ave, New York
NY 10019, USA
Opening Hours

MONDAY
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SATURDAY
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

SUNDAY 
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

LAST ENTRY 90 minutes before closing

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A must see in NYC if you enjoy espionage - it is the best one I have experienced.
Jeffrey
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A must see in NYC if you enjoy espionage - it is the best one I have experienced.
Jeffrey
Went in a sceptic. Left exhilarated. Mind-blown. Best. Hangout. Ever!
Trophy_v
Gasping at how much the information is almost too relevant for our times. Amazing.
Madeline Pan
Took my boyfriend and we absolutely loved it! Then when I had family visiting NYC, I took them as well and they had a great time!
Foxtrotx
A wonderfully creative, interactive, and stimulating experience that imparts tremendous insights...
General David Petraeus, Former Director, CIA
Headquarters of our cultural fascination with the art of deception.
New York Times
I went to SPYSCAPE with my boyfriend a few weekends ago and had SO much fun! It's such a cool experience!
Ashka V
Had a great time at SPYSCAPE. You actively engage in and take a deep dive into the world of espionage!
Dapo Ibrahim
So much fun and cooler than I expected!! Took my 13 year old and we had a blast!
AZ2580
SPYSCAPE has been wonderful about accepting our late group requests and accommodating our groups during business hours.
Julie Herris, Worldstrides
Must visit museum with cool vibe. It tells you at the end what kind of spy you are which is really cool. I enjoyed it with my boyfriend - we had a lot of fun together!
Katana M
My boyfriend and I are super competitive so we really enjoyed the games and always tried to out score each other!!
Anna Y
Not only did I learn something of the history of spies, I learned about myself!
TravellersPT
The exhibits were exciting and interesting! I really liked the aspect of stepping into a spy’s shoes and seeing how it impacts our world.
Aaron Hollingsworth-Harris
What an excellent and exciting experience. They really put a lot of thought and effort into making it enjoyable for everyone.
Karcs B
Highly recommend it if you're looking for something new with interactive games.
Bushra
It was AWESOME! If you’re into the world of espionage then this is your spot!
Emily Polanco
My son is totally into all things spies and gadgets and I was too after visiting here!
Lee Ann
By far the coolest and most interactive museum I have been to in NYC!
Viren
Such a unique, interactive and enjoyable place! Learn about spies and get to participate in challenges to see what YOU are like as a spy.
Ashleigh McNew