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"Spyscape is no ordinary museum… it's an entirely new model for a museum, informed by technology and designed to prioritize experience."
- Architectural Digest

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Encryption

In the Encryption Zone you'll meet the Cryptologists who shortened WWII by breaking the supposedly unbreakable German Enigma machine. You'll encounter original Enigmas and tap out messages on a perfect replica. You'll explore real code books and code-breaking devices, and discover how encryption affects you today.

“Wonderfully creative, interactive, and stimulating”
-
General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) Former Director of the CIA


Deception

In the Deception Zone you'll meet the FBI Double Agent who sold secrets to the Russians for 22 years, and the young Spycatcher who brought him down. You'll encounter the cunning Swiss-made devices that the CIA used to deceive foreign governments. You'll explore high-tech lie-detection machines, and see how deception surrounds us.

"In a timely way, Spyscape shows us what we know, but choose to ignore: that espionage and spying are not only the stuff of extraordinary tales or specialists’ tools. All 10-year-olds are spymasters now. “
- The New York Times

Surveillance

In the Surveillance Zone you'll meet three female journalists who used spy skills to free 2,000 men trapped in a slave fishing operation. You'll encounter the gadgets that allow anyone to run a personal surveillance mission. You'll explore how governments and corporations use data surveillance on all of us and what that might cost you.

"A modern twist on introducing people to the world of espionage. From governments’ mass collection of their citizen’s mobile data, to social media companies sharing details about their billions of users, to advertisers tracking us with cookies."
- Forbes

Hacking

In the Hacking Zone you'll meet the teenager who hacked the CIA, and come face to face with the signatures behind legendary Anonymous hackers. You'll encounter the actual devices hackers have used to break into government and corporate systems. You'll explore how today's independent and state-sponsored hacking groups are trying to change our political landscapes for good and evil.

“Visitors can hear lots of real-life spy stories from the Enigma code-breakers to the teenager who hacked the CIA’s website.”
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Lonely Planet

Cyber-Warfare

In the Cyber-Warfare Zone you'll encounter the actual Stuxnet virus that the US and Israel used to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, and usher in a new era of global warfare. You'll find devices designed to thwart the efforts of malicious actors. You'll explore the dark side of the Internet: phishing, DDoS attacks and backdoor vulnerabilities, and how they play a role in contemporary cyber-warfare and cyber-security.

“The future of museum experiences... espionage in a total design environment... one of the most thoroughly designed experiences I have encountered”
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Curbed

Special Ops

In the Special Ops Zone you'll meet the original “Q”, who inspired the James Bond character, and see some of his ingenious spy gadgets. You'll also meet the incredibly brave women who parachuted behind enemy lines to put these devices to the test. You'll encounter the exploding rats, pen daggers, flashlight grenades, suitcase radios and folding motorcycles, which fuelled the imagination of storytellers for decades.

“One of the hottest new attractions in New York City, welcomes students to Spy School! Participants will build skills in critical thinking, leadership, creativity, and agility (during the laser-dodging portion, that is!).”
-
City Guide

Intelligence

In the Intelligence Zone you'll meet the Russian "spy who saved the world” and the movie-star handsome Russian submarine Captain who refused to fire his Nuclear missiles at the USA. These brave men gave President Kennedy time to negotiate a diplomatic solution to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and avert World War III. You'll encounter a spy camera from the U2 spy plane, and the first pressurised flight-suit, alongside miniature cameras and intelligence gathering equipment from both sides of the Cold War. You'll explore the motivations of spies and the massive difference that good intelligence can make.

“You won't just be learning about the in's and out's of the spy world—you can explore how the traits you have could make you a spymaster.”
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Mashable

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Plan Your Visit

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

WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM

FRIDAY - SATURDAY
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

SUNDAY
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

LAST ENTRY 90 minutes before closing

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