International Spy Museum, Washington DC

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Boasting a collection of spy memorabilia thought to be the most extensive in the world, International Spy Museum narrates the history of espionage and explains its role in contemporary world affairs. Begin your mission by adopting a cover identity in the introductory section of the museum, designed to familiarize visitors with the real world of espionage. Learn about the many skills essential for every successful spy mission and find out what leads people into the dangerous world of international espionage by visiting the museum's school for spies. Don't leave before exploring an interactive exhibit hosting a movie-style spy simulation, in which participants attempt to stop a secret arms deal involving a nuclear trigger. Arrange your visit to International Spy Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Washington DC using our Washington DC trip itinerary site .
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  • Me and my brother (both in our twenties) had a blast here! We bought tickets to do the extra Spy Mission and had tons of fun. It's not really hard but very interactive and it definitely gets you into the spy spirit. The museum itself is very fun too, there's a lot of interactive stuff you can do, things that will leave you in awe, educational parts... We were inside for four hours and still had to rush a bit at the end. Definitely worth its price!
  • This was an awesome experience! We took our 13 and 9 year old and they both had fun, the younger enjoyed the kids hunt for clues, while the older enjoyed more of the history aspect. Many hands on activities which makes it a very fun museum. I gave it 4 stars because of the price and how crowded it is at each activity, we spent a lot of time just waiting our turn, after we had to wait 30 minutes just to get in. I would recommend it, but I think its a one time experience, the other museums in DC are free and I've visited them many times over.
  • This place is SO COOL! Filled with spy gadgets, and knowledge about how spies operate. I went with my daughter, and honestly, she hated it. If you're planning to take young kids, I recommend making sure that they are clear on what a spy is BEFORE arriving (I definitely over estimated my daughter's understanding). Also, most of the exhibits require quite a bit of reading to understand what you're looking at, so if your kid is not able to read, they may wind up bored. For adults and kids age 9+, I'd say this is a must-see attraction in DC. Definitely worth the entrance price.
  • Operation Spy was really good! The staffs are so good that you really feel involved. It lasted almost an hour and was extremely intriguing. The themed rooms very well done. The moment you step in there, it'll feel like an entirely different place!! The museum had a lot of spying instruments displayed there, along with Bond's Aston Martin and Bond room with details about all the bond movies. There was an Oscar trophy as well. It looked beautiful! There were activities to help us learn more about spies.
  • Incredible museum. You'll want to take your time going through each exhibit. Every step along the way you'll learn about some facet of being a spy with very fun hands-on exhibits. We found it most fun going through it as a group as there is so much that could be easily missed.

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