Saturday, July 27, 2013

SPY: The Secret World Of Espionage, Through October 6

Spies and spying are both very much in the news right now.
But then again, when have they not been?
In SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute now through October 6 you will learn the importance of intelligence gathering and discover how real men and women can change the world every day—one secret at a time. 
We attended this wide-ranging exhibit and we loved it.
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 exhibit features rare treasures from the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the immense private collection of intelligence historian H. Keith Melton.
Above you can see some of the earliest spy devices, weapons and tools.
This is a fascinating display. Don't miss it!
Photos copyright 2013 by Dan Cirucci.

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