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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Time travel back to the height of the Roman Empire and discover the lost city of Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Bringing together over 175 naturally preserved artifacts, The Franklin Institute's One Day in Pompeii exhibit lets you experience everyday life as it was almost 2,000 years ago. Among the relics preserved by magma are full-body casts of the volcano's victims, gladiator armor, Roman coins, religious altars, wall-sized frescos, marble statues, jewelry and more. You can even experience Vesuvius' catastrophic eruption for yourself during an immersive CGI recreation, complete with shaking floors and rumbling walls. Your ticket also includes admission to The Franklin Institute's three floors of other interactive exhibits. Learn More
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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!
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.