Spy the exhibit 920

SPY: The Secret World of Espionage Reviews

The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, PA)

Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.4 average rating
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7 reviews
15 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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11 stars
attended Sep 04 2013

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

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0 stars
attended Jul 31 2013

Extensive, beautifully presented, interesting collection and historical background.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 17 2013

Granddaughter woke up with a fever on the day of the exhibit. The rash on her face would have scared others away. Danielle from your services said she would try to get us another time to see the exhibit. She was very sympathetic.

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Wendy Schudmak
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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 08 2013

Lots of great information! Be prepared to read a lot, but info is fascinating. Wish there was a bit more hands-on. Franklin Institute is top notch, as always!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 26 2013

Many interesting exhibits with historical significance. I really liked the historical background. There are also interactive features like changing your voice or finding hidden cameras. Excellent exhibition, we were really happy that we didn't...continued

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attended Jul 25 2013

The experience at the Spy exhibit at the Franklin was exciting enough to keep an eight year old going for almost two hours. Of course her old grandparents were in need of a nap afterward. You made getting the tickets at a discount easy.

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3 reviews
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attended Jun 05 2013

What a wonderful exhibit this was. There are numerous artifacts on the world of spies. Not one dull moment here. Definitely recommend it for anyone interested in how and what went on in this realm...and still does!

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5 stars
attended Jul 29 2013

It really wasn't what I expected. I thought the exhibit would have been more interactive.

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attended Jul 17 2013

This was an excellent exhibit. Though there were a few key elements missing such as the Naval and Army intelligence arms which played key rolls in the early years; also some space should have been given to the intelligence activity during the...continued

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attended Sep 01 2013

An amazing experience for anyone who loves history or James Bond films.

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1 stars
attended Aug 07 2013

Enjoyed the whole experience immensely. The kids - ages 6-13 - found it completely interesting and enjoyed everything.

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attended Oct 02 2013

Fascinating exhibit. Do not miss the authentic documents from Studio 6 as shown in ARGO. Lots of history and details about US famous spies and foreign spies in the most recent past.
Worth the trip. Also what did Russia say about the Rosenbergs?

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attended Jul 25 2013

Great exhibit! Whole family loved it. Nice way to spend the day.

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attended May 16 2013

I loved the activities....the laser maze was my favorite. There was so much to read about and I think it definitely is worth a second trip.

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attended Jul 16 2013

I took my son and his friend to see this yesterday. We all loved it! It was very interesting to learn about people who spied for and against us. Also it was interessting to find out about all the James Bond type gadgets that they use. We...continued

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attended May 27 2013

I've been to a few Franklin Institute special exhibits and this one was one of my absolute favorites! It is WELL worth the money because there is SO MUCH to see and do! It is really well put together and has a good amount of interactive content. ...continued

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attended Jul 03 2013

It was a bit dull and there were a many things that did not work, like interactive experiences.

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attended Jul 11 2013

It was a wonderful presentation.

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attended Sep 30 2013

Of all the exhibits at the Franklin Institute, I felt this exhibit was weak. Maybe it was because I saw the exhibit at the end of the tour but many of the interactive portions did not work, they should have been fixed. Plus I was expecting more...continued

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