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Learn How to 'Think Like a Spy' at Espionage Museum Opening in Midtown

By Maya Rajamani | October 17, 2017 2:06pm
 A rendering of one of the SPYSCAPE galleries.
A rendering of one of the SPYSCAPE galleries.
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SPYSCAPE

MIDTOWN — An espionage museum that teaches its visitors how to "think like a spy” is setting up a base on Eighth Avenue.

SPYSCAPE, the "world's preeminent spy museum and experience," will open its doors at 929 Eighth Ave., at West 55th Street, sometime in December, the museum announced.

The 60,000-square-foot space “was created to educate, entertain and teach visitors how to think like a spy," a statement said.

The museum will feature seven different galleries dedicated to spy-centric subjects like “hacking, deception and intelligence operations,” the statement added. 

Visitors will be able to peruse never-before-seen spy artifacts and hone their own spying skills at the space, according to its website. 

"You'll sharpen your [emotional intelligence] in interrogation booths, your IQ in code-making stations, your observation powers in an immersive surveillance experience and your reaction times in special laser tunnels," its adds.

"You'll learn from the best, from the team who cracked the Enigma, to the man who brought down the FBI's most damaging traitor, to a teenager who hacked the CIA's website."

The museum will also have a "custom profiling system" developed by the former head of training at Mi6 that determines what kind of spy each visitor would be, a spokeswoman noted. 

Tickets to the museum are $39 and can be purchased on its website.