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The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the United States entirely dedicated to espionage. It’s also the only one in the world that provides a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has helped to not only shape history, but also have a significant impact on world events.
Upon entering the building, adopt a cover identity and learn why an agent needs one. Then self-test spy skills while browsing the museum’s artifacts, spy gadgets and mystery-revealing photos. Audio and video presentations will teach how to keep that cover along the way.
Browse the many themed rooms, enjoy interactive activities and hear real stories about past spy missions. For example, in the School for Spies, examine more than 200 spy gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and technologies. Then learn the stories behind the spycraft and self-test skills of observation, analysis, surveillance and disguise at the interactive stations.
In the Secret History of History, uncover the stories behind the famous men and women who were considered above suspicion — and doubly effective as spies, like George Washington and Joseph Stalin. 
Also, in the interactive James Bond exhibit ‘Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains,’ meet Bond’s villains, uncover their schemes and explore their exotic lairs and weapons in this special exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bond film franchise.
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International Spy Museum
Learn the story of spies, intelligence operations and deceptions that changed the course of history with an admission ticket to Washington, DC’s International Spy Museum. See the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display — more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and technologies. Travel back in time to learn about past spies and unlikely undercover agents. Adopt a cover identity and self-test spy skills along the way. Also, be sure to check out the interactive James Bond exhibit — ‘Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains.’
  • Admission ticket to Washington DC's International Spy Museum
  • See more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and technologies used for espionage
  • Adopt a cover identity and test your spy skills throughout the museum
  • Travel back in time to learn about past spies and unlikely undercover agents such as Julia Child!
  • Follow in the footsteps of mega-spy James Bond at the all-new 'Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains' interactive exhibit
  • Suitable for all ages!
  • Museum maps available in 5 languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese and French!
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice to spend a rainy day in D.C.

Enjoyed the tour of the museum. The interactive skit/program was wholesome fun. Probably better suited to young teens.

1  Thank 212Poker
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Fascinating insight and history

I wasn't sure if I would like this museum, however, it was better than I expected. There was a lot of great historical information and enough interactive things to keep the kids (12 & 9) interested. If you love James Bond, movies, then this is...More

7  Thank BornToExplore1
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Very Interactive & Fun For The Whole Family!

I recently, in the past year, visited the International Spy Museum with my family. Everyone was very entertained and involved in the exhibits and experiences. I don't want to spoil the museum, but I find the storyline and the events and places in the museum...More

Thank Isaac X M
Reviewed 21 June 2018
This museum came as advertised! Excellent, affordable choice for the entire family.

Heard a lot of hype about this museum, and it really was an enjoyable and interesting time there. I know there is A LOT to see in D.C. but you HAVE TO make sure you squeeze this in. You will be happy you did.

2  Thank HodR
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Fun museum for kids & adults

My husband took my 12 year old son and a friend and they had a great time. He mentioned the room where you can spy on guests and came home with a pin that zaps you.. which actually hurt when you aren't expecting it.., but...More

3  Thank Heather H
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