International Spy Museum

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800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 800 F Street NW, Washington Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Closed All Hours
+12023937798
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Report | a day ago
Very informative and fun!
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Report | 4 days ago
This is a great trip for kids over 8-10 years of age. We took my 6 1/2 year old son along with his 11 and 14 year old brothers. He did not enjoy it and couldn't wait to leave. He got creeped out with the 007 display of Villains and was scared the rest of the night. Apart from that the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Make sure if you take your kids you ask for a family adventure guide. My boys got to find and decipher clues all through the museum. We highly recommend this museam.
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Report | 12 days ago
a lot of fun for younger kids and cool stuff for older kids then interesting items for adults. we spent about 3-1/2 hours there.
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Report | 12 days ago
Fantastic experience! Arrive early so you have time to do the interactive activities. Kids will enjoy the Family Mission Guide.
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Report | 12 days ago
Bone up on your favorite Bond movies before you go! Going to the museum lets you live some of the fantasy put.
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Report | 13 days ago
It's best to go earlier in the day, before the museum fills up.
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Report | 25 days ago
Awesome but plan to walk a lot! Can get crowded too.
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Report | 25 days ago
It was a cool place. My daughter enjoy her self.
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Report | 25 days ago
Go in the early afternoon. Smaller crowds when all the parents take the kids to lunch!
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Get there when the museum opens, and go on a national holiday so you can get free street parking (we went on MLK Day). Spend about 3 hours there.
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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.

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