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1999 Star Starred
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
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we took a nice walk to the Art Museum about 10 minutes away to see the iconic Rocky statue
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The weather was Summer . I wore sneaks and comfortable clothing.
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Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.4 average rating
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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 05 2013

This was very interesting. We were traveling through Philly, and checked Goldstar in that city to see if there was anything worth seeing. Goldstar is a great resource for travelers.

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21 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 04 2013

This was a great educational experience and the entire museum was enjoyable!

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attended Jul 31 2013

Extensive, beautifully presented, interesting collection and historical background.

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In SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, learn the importance of intelligence gathering and discover how real men and women can change the world every day — one secret at a time. Featuring over 200 historical artifacts and the stories they have to tell — including a collapsible motorbike, a two-man submersible, and a CIA robotic catfish — combined with firsthand spy experiences like personal disguises, voice alteration and navigating through a field of laser beams — find out what it’s truly like to be a spy!

There has never been a shortage of intrigue in the world of spies, and the artifacts and interactive displays in the exhibit vividly tell their stories, past and present, through actual tools, technologies, and testimonials. Discover the real-life evolution of spy technology and experience life as a spy by navigating through an actual laser field, using voice altering technologies to conceal your voice, and creating your very own spy disguise.

This event is self guided. Guests average 90 minutes in the exhibit, but each person experiences it at their own pace.

The museum closes at 5:00pm. Please arrive early if you would also like to explore the Science Museum.