The International Spy Museum is Open
New safety measures are in place including capacity limitations, social distancing guidelines, mask requirements, and enhanced cleaning protocols. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is also offering online events. Will you choose to accept a mission?
Girl Scout Day 2021
Sunday, November 7, 9:00am-6:00pm
Tickets: $16.95 Youth; $24.95 Adult
Calling all Girl Scouts: Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Find out at Girl Scout Day at the International Spy Museum! Test your troop’s tradecraft abilities as you complete a TOP SECRET scavenger hunt mission throughout the Museum’s galleries. Girl Scout Day 2021 is made possible in part through the generous support of SOS International and Clarke Harvey.
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Virtual Screening: Red Notice, includes Q&A with Director Rawson Marshall Thurber and SPY’s Historian/Curator Dr. Andrew Hammond and Dir of Adult Programs Amanda Ohlke
Thursday, November 11
Enter to win a virtual screening of Netflix’s upcoming movie, RED NOTICE, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. For those who are picked, you can view the movie at home on Thursday, November 11!
15th Annual Parade of Trabants (OUTDOORS, IN-PERSON)
Saturday, November 13, 10:00am-4:00pm
The ONLY Trabant Rally in the United States! Celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with everyone’s favorite Cold War car, a rarity these days: the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Support for this program has been provided by a generous grant from the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
Dark Persuasion with Joel E. Dimsdale
Tuesday, November 16, 12:00pm
Join International Spy Museum Historian and Curator Andrew Hammond in conversation with Joel E. Dimsdale, author of Dark Persuasion: A History of Brainwashing from Pavlov to Social Media. With his deep background in psychiatry, Dimsdale has sought the origins of coercive persuasion and shows how Pavlov’s scientific approaches to behavior were embraced by Lenin and Stalin setting the stage for major breakthroughs in techniques of social, political, and religious control.
Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa
Thursday, November 18, 12:00pm
Join us for an online discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues in the news. Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years, will be joined by former Senior Director for Counterterrorism, National Security Council, Javed Ali. Ali is currently an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy where he draws on his more than 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in Washington, DC, including positions in the DIA and DHS before joining the FBI. Sponsored by the Honorable Mary Beth Long, International Spy Museum, Board of Directors.
Access to SPY: Opening our Doors to the Autistic Community
Sunday, November 21, 8:00-10:00am
The International Spy Museum is pleased to offer a sensory-friendly community program designed for families who have an autistic child or an individual with sensory processing differences. What might be a mission impossible visit during normal operating hours is now mission possible. On these special access days, the Museum has set private hours (8am -10am) so families can enjoy an exclusive visit with less noise, fewer people, and designated quiet rooms. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Embassy of the State of Qatar.
And for those trying to plan virtual activities like company parties, trivia games with friends, or kids birthday parties, OR if you’re looking to gift a workshop to your child’s school or teacher, look no further: https://www.spymuseum.org/host-an-event/virtual-opportunities/.
For more information on this museum, visit our International Spy Museum page.
*Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux, courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)