SPY: The Secret World of Espionage at The Franklin Institute
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The last date listed for SPY: The Secret World of Espionage was Thursday October 3, 2013 / 9:30am to 8:30pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm).
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No doubt about it: Ben Franklin would have loved to explore the hands-on science museum that bears his name and celebrates his spirit with exhibits as innovative and eclectic as "the first American" himself. Cool immersive experiences abound with three full floors of galleries, live demonstrations, planetarium shows, the Bloom Observatory and exciting traveling exhibits. Take a turn as the engineer for a working 350-ton locomotive at the authentic train factory, explore the giant walk-through heart, try to avoid the "bowling ball of doom" at Sir Isaac's Loft and much, much more, as you learn about engineering, aeronautics, physics, geology, and of course, Franklin's fave -- electricity. Learn More
You can take public transit or drive (as we did). We found ample street parking 1 block away. We parked for $1.25 per hour. Be careful, though. Parking times, rates and method of payment (coins only at meters or credit card at the muni-meter) vary widely around the museum. Parking enforcement officers are everywhere. Avoid a ticket, read the signs carefully. There is a parking garage in the museum, but we didn't use it.The Franklin Institute travel • Aug 07 2014 star this tip starred
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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.