$10 for One Visit to the International Spy Museum ($19.95 Value)

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A good spy is light on his feet, quickly blends in with his surroundings, and is usually the butler. Learn how skillful spies operate with this Groupon.

$10 for One Adult Admission Ticket ($19.95 Value)

Visitors navigate more than eight audio-visual exhibits celebrating centuries of international spy history and the museum's 10th anniversary. Crawl through mock ventilation vents, practice breaking spy codes, or walk a re-created Berlin Tunnel, and observe real and pop-culture spy gadgets such as James Bond's Aston Martin. Visitors also receive 10% off purchases at the museum store, where shelves boast spy-inspired gear such as cameras concealed in pens.

This admission is also valid for child, senior, military, and law-enforcement tickets, which are lower in value than regular adult tickets. Children 6 or younger always receive free admission.

International Spy Museum

Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective.

In the School for Spies exhibit, visitors peruse glass cases filled with submarine recording systems, buttonhole cameras, and audio bugs spanning more than 60 years of OSS, CIA, and KGB activity. Children test spy tactics and midnight kitchen infiltration as they crawl through a mock ventilation system, and visitors of all ages can inspect an Aston Martin DB5 from the film Goldfinger. Groups can walk through a re-created stretch of the Berlin Tunnel, and a spy code begs to be cracked in the Spies Among Us exhibit. Museum staffers also send visitors on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional city.

International Spy Museum

Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective.

In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, visitors explore the most memorable villains from throughout the James Bond film series, discovering the role the series played in shaping public perception of spying and exploring how the villains changed to reflect their times. Featuring over 110 movie and historic artifacts, a series galleries allows visitors to learn about the wide variety of evildoers from many perspectives. For an additional charge, guests can opt to embark on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional country.


Reviews

There's plenty of historical info and cool demos to check out and you even get an identity to take on during your visit!

Marissa C., Google+ Places, reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Make sure you have enough time to see the whole thing.”

  • “Great time at the museum! Very interesting and the Bond exhibit was just cool! ”

  • “You can breeze through it in 2hrs, but I would allow 4 if the subject is interesting to you. It is well done and even 8+ year olds will have fun (though they will...”

    “You can breeze through it in 2hrs, but I would allow 4 if the subject is interesting to you. It is well done and even 8+ year olds will have fun (though they will breeze through)”

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    Washington, District of Columbia 20004

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In a Nutshell

Centuries of international espionage history told through multimedia exhibits, gadgets used by real spies & hands-on activities

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 14th, 2012. Limit 1 per person per visit. If not redeemed by 10/14/12, date of entry subject to availability. Voucher's paid-for $10 value may not be used on the following dates: Cherry Blossom Season, Spring Break, June-August 2013-2017, and Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years' weekends and surrounding dates. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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