Learn what it’s like to be an undercover spy.
The museum begins with the briefing center. Here, visitors receive an undercover mission to see if they have what it takes to be a spy. Visitors will learn more about spies from different time periods and how the evolving technology has affected the spy community. A neat exhibit that you can experience is called the Tools of Trade. This shows the different devices that spies have used on their various missions. You will also get an inside look at the engineers that created these gadgets. Some of the devices on display include surveillance and communication and objects that aid with entering and escaping and disguises. One of the other main exhibits in the museum goes over the topics of looking, listening, and sensing. It highlights the scientists, IT specialists, and others that dig to find information about places where might be too dangerous for spies to go.
The International Spy Museum in Washington DC showcases the history of spies and gives visitors a chance to discover how these professionals do their job. General admission is $24.95 for adults ages 13-64, $16.95 for youth ages 7-12, and children 6 and under are free. There are also discounts for seniors, military, law enforcement, and college students. Keep in mind that this museum is only open on the weekends. You can park at the nearby L'Enfant Plaza Garage, and your museum ticket can validate the parking for up to 50% off.