A pin from The Spy Museum at Times Square, NY.

A pin from The Spy Museum at Times Square, NY.

I got this pin at the Spy Museum at Discovery Times Square. The museum is passably interesting, and for the uninitiated the exhibits are worthy. Their own hype says:

“Forget what you think you know about spies from movies and novels. This interactive new family friendly exhibit will take you beyond the Hollywood fiction and put you face to face with the secret truth that goes on behind the scenes:

  • Encounter real declassified gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the world’s leading intelligence agencies
  • Experience what it’s like to be a spy firsthand—test your spy skills by navigating your way through an actual laser field. Create your own disguise and alter your voice—even your family and friends won’t recognize you!
  • Experience the evolution of spy technology with over 200 historical artifacts, including a collapsible motorbike from WW2, a robotic flying dragonfly, a German ENIGMA machine, and the ice axe that killed Trotsky

You’ve always wondered – now you no longer have to. Discover the never-before-seen tools and ideas that have shaped the course of history as we know it. No fiction can compare.”

I found it interesting, and clearly they have upgraded their exhibits since 2011.

Location: 1-E2

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