On exhibition March 29 - September 1, 2014

SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, is the first-ever public exhibition of treasures from the collections of the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and H. Keith Melton, the renowned author, historian and international authority on spy technology. You will see real gadgets and artifacts from spies and spy catchers. You will observe spy technologies and learn the tools-of-trade, some recently declassified. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition grants you unprecedented access into the world of espionage.

SPY's extensive collection of espionage-related artifacts, both historic and contemporary, illustrates the fascination behind the world of spies. Many of the artifacts on display at SPY come straight from the unparalleled 10,000-plus personal artifact collection of H. Keith Melton, author of several books on the subject, including the best-selling The Ultimate Spy and the forthcoming Spy's Guide to New York City. The remaining artifacts come straight from the collections of some of the world's leading intelligence agencies, including the CIA, the FBI and the NRO. There has never been a shortage of intrigue in the world of spies and the artifacts and interactives in SPY vividly tell their stories, past and present, through actual tools, technologies and testimonials.

Watch the video for just a glimpse of what you'll experience at SPY.

± Plan Your Visit

Admission to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage includes access to Pacific Science Center's permanent exhibits. We recommend purchasing tickets online or over the phone at 1-800-664-8775 to reserve your ideal date and time. Tickets are also available to purchase at Pacific Science Center's box office. 

  • Adult: $29
  • Senior: $27
  • Youth: $21
  • Kid (3-5 yrs): $11.50

Pacific Science Center Members Get More!

  • Member Adult: $7
  • Member Youth: $5

Timed Entry
Entrance into SPY: The Secret World of Espionage occurs every 15 minutes. First timed entry into the exhibit is at 10:15 a.m. daily. Final timed entry varies. The exhibit closes 90 minutes after final timed entry of the day. Many time slots will sell out so purchase your tickets online or over the phone at 1-800-664-8775 to ensure your ideal entrance time.

Audio Guide
The official audio guide complements your experience and gives more information about the artifacts on display. It is available for purchase online or over the phone at 1-800-664-8775 and at Pacific Science Center's box office.

  • General Public: $6
  • Member: $4

D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944
Complete your experience with D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944. Narrated by legendary journalist Tom Brokow, and released in honor of the 70th anniversary of the landing at Normandy, the film presents how this landing changed the world. Buy Tickets

± Where To Stay

Four SeasonsEmbodying the natural character of the Pacific Northwest, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Washington state's only Forbes Five-Star hotel, blends urban chic and outdoor adventure. Enjoy relaxing treatments at The Spa or sample market-to-table cuisine at ART Restaurant.

Contact Four Seasons Hotel Seattle for information on how to purchase VIP Clearance Passes (front of the line access) during your stay.

Hotel 1000We've abolished the predictable. Rethought every detail. Right down to a guest room that respects your privacy with temperature that adjusts to your preference. You'll find unexpected pleasures around every corner at Hotel 1000, Seattle's premier luxury destination, in the heart of downtown.

Package includes:

  • Overnight luxury accommodations
  • 2 VIP Clearance Passes (front of the line access)
  • Upon check-in guest will receive a top secret information packet with additional details
  • Personal spy glasses
  • Overnight valet parking

Inn At The MarketInn at the Market's ivy-covered courtyard is a tranquil hideaway, just steps away from the vibrant atmosphere of Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront. Spy Package at the Inn at the Market features exclusive access to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, overnight accommodations and more.

Package includes:

  • Room
  • 2 VIP Clearance Passes (front of the line access)
  • Valet parking
  • 2 round trip Monorail tickets

mayflower-park-hotelThe historic Mayflower Park Hotel is connected to Westlake Center and the Seattle Center Monorail which offers a 3-minute fun-filled ride to Pacific Science Center and Seattle Center. The amazing SPY: The Secret World of Espionage exhibit and many of Seattle’s main attractions are right out their front door. SPY exhibit package prices start at $204 plus tax

Package includes:

MonacoFun and luxury unite in the heart of Seattle at downtown Hotel Monaco. Their award-winning Seattle hotel offers a playful escape steps from the city's top theaters, shops and sites. ISpy at the Hotel Monaco features exclusive access to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage and Hotel Monaco Seattle.

Package includes:

  • Room
  • 2 VIP Clearance Passes (front of the line access)
  • Upon check-in guest will receive a secret password to take to Sazerac Restaurant and receive to special "I Spy" cocktails (non-alcoholic version available for children)
  • Special "decoding game" where prizes include free parking or Seattle Center Monorail tickets to Pacific Science Center
  • Use rate code "ISPY" when booking

ParamountParamount Hotel: Spy Adventure Package
Package available April 11 to September 1, 2014.

The Paramount Hotel is located in the heart of downtown and all things “fun to do.” Right outside the door are many fine restaurants, shopping malls, theatres and specialty shops. With 146 elegant guest rooms and our popular Dragonfish Asian Café, with late night dining, come stay for the night or two and enjoy a fun filled getaway.

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Guest room with one King or two Queen beds, plus taxes and fees.
  • Two VIP Clearance Passes (front of the line access).
  • Hotel Valet Parking at 50% off per night ($32 regular price + taxes).
  • Free Appetizer Card from The Dragonfish Asian Café, per night.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Based on Availability and offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

WarwickLocated in the upbeat Belltown district, just blocks from the Space Needle and the heart of downtown, Warwick Seattle Hotel blends the classic charm that's expected from the Warwick name with the contemporary styling of the Emerald City throughout. During the run of the SPY: The Secret World of Espionage exhibit, Warwick Seattle Hotel puts you right in the crosshairs with their Bond, Bourne & Beyond Package.

Package includes:

  • Choice of Room* for one night, plus taxes and fees
  • 10% discount off of our Best Available Rate
  • 2 VIP Clearance Passes (front of the line access)
  • Disguises to protect your identity
  • Fun Spy Cipher to decode and get 20% off dinner in Margaux
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*Premier rooms guarantee a Space Needle view, Executive rooms a Seattle skyline view, Deluxe room views are not guaranteed.

WACWashington Athletic Club I Spy Secrets in Seattle Package

Inn at the WAC/Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 464-3055

Let us help you sneak around Seattle. We teamed up with Pacific Science Center to give you the thrill of a lifetime - and you don't have to wait. Our package will include VIP Clearance Passes to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, available exclusively to our guests. Why wait to see over 200 declassified items and artifacts? Call today to unlock your secret package. Your experience will include:

  • Overnight accommodations for two
  • Two "Front of the Line" VIP access passes
  • $35 credit that can be used for overnight parking or as a dining credit
  • WAC-SPY secret gift bag

Call today to reserve.

± Bring A Group

Groups of 10 or more qualify for discounted tickets to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. We are accepting reservations now. Learn More

Book a field trip to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage today. Don't let your students miss this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition that tells the untold stories behind some of the most significant historical events that shaped the world we live in today. Learn More

± Promotional Partners

Space NeedleSpace Needle: After your visit to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage save your ticket stub to receive an exclusive special offer from the Space Needle.

Chihuly Garden and Glass: After your visit to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage save your ticket stub to receive an exclusive special offer from Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Seattle Center Monorail: When visiting SPY: The Secret world of Espionage take the Seattle Center Monorail from Westlake Center, located in the heart of downtown Seattle.

AARP: Don't miss early morning exhibit access and exclusive espionage programming presented by AARP. AARP members also receive special discounts to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. Learn More

AAA: Pacific Science Center is proud to provide AAA Discounts & RewardsSM. AAA members save 10%  on admission to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. Learn More

± Speaker Roadshow

Before your group visits SPY: The Secret World of Espionage learn more about this fascinating exhibition with an informational presentation from one of our qualified exhibit staff. Hear stories behind how the exhibit was created, where it has traveled and what you can expect to see. Presentations can be scheduled based on staff availability on weekdays between 8 am and 6 pm. Special requests outside these hours will be considered. To learn more and request a presentation, please contact Rowe Redick at rredick@pacsci.org or (206) 443-3650.

± Media Inquiries

To request a press pass to the exhibit*, for media related inquiries or to request a press kit for SPY: The Secret World of Espionage please contact, Katelyn Del Buco, Public Relations & Marketing Specialist at kdelbuco@pacsci.org or (206) 269-5728.

*Press passes will be distributed on a case-by-case basis with a maximum of two passes per journalist with proper creditials. Requests for press passes must be done at least one week prior to desired visit date.

± Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to experience SPY: The Secret World of Espionage?
Although ticket entry is timed and dated, you may proceed at your own pace once inside. An average visit length lasts approximately 90 minutes. Please note the exhibit closes 90 minutes after final timed entry.

If you are planning on seeing D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 in IMAX we recommend seeing the movie first, so that you're not rushed through the exhibit to make your show time, or leave yourself a comfortable amount of time between exhibit entry and movie start time.

Why are tickets timed and dated?
Tickets are timed and dated to facilitate entrance into the exhibit. By entering at pre-determined times, guests do not have to wait on a first-come, first-served basis and the numbers of guests inside can be well monitored. You must enter at your specified time, but may proceed at your own pace once inside the exhibit.

What are the busiest times in the exhibit?
As one might expect, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are Pacific Science Center's busiest days. Also, during the school year, expect field trip groups in the exhibit Tuesday-Friday between approximately 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

How long is the exhibit here?
Pacific Science Center will host the exhibit from March 29 – September 1, 2014.

Can I buy tickets at your box office on the day I want to enter?
You can purchase tickets at our box office but we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance, especially on weekends, to avoid arriving to find tickets sold out for next available time slots. You can purchase tickets and make reservations here or by calling 1-800-664-8775.

Can I enter multiple times throughout the day?
With your timed entry, you can enter SPY: The Secret World of Espionage only once. You can proceed at your own pace once inside. Generally the average visit length lasts approximately 90 minutes. However, you may exit Pacific Science Center and re-enter the day of your visit by showing your ticket to any cashier for re-entry.

What is the audio guide?
The SPY: The Secret World of Espionage audio guide is full of details and discoveries about many of the artifacts as you enjoy the exhibit. We believe it will enhance your overall experience. Price is $6 for general public and $4 for members. You may purchase in advance or upon your arrival.

Are there restrooms inside the exhibit and what if I have to go to the bathroom?
There are no restrooms located inside the exhibit, we recommend using the restroom prior to entering. The closest restroom is located in Building 5, close to exhibit entry in Building 4.

What is the atmosphere like inside the exhibition?
The SPY exhibition is dramatically staged, with subdued lighting in many galleries and background music to create an immersive experience.

Can I take pictures or video in the exhibition?
Photography is allowed inside the exhibit but we ask you please be aware of guests around you and not impact their experience. Tripods are not allowed and video of any kind is prohibited. Photography inside the exhibit is strictly for non-commercial use only. 

Can I bring my pet?
We love all kinds of animals here at Pacific Science Center. We have snakes, naked mole rats and tropical butterflies to name a few! But only service animals are allowed.

What is not allowed into the exhibition?
The following items are NOT permitted in the exhibition: Food or beverage, gum and helium balloons. Cell phone usage is not allowed unless it is being used as a photography device.

What is your exchange/refund policy regarding SPY: The Secret World of Espionage?
Tickets are valid for the date and time printed on the ticket only. Tickets are good for one entry only. You can exchange your ticket for another date or time, based on availability, if you do so 24 hours or more in advance. There are no refunds for this exhibit once your entry time has passed.

Is there a Gift Shop located at the Exhibition?
Yes, the official Exhibit Gift Shop is located at the exit of the Exhibit. Guests of the exhibit, as well as non-SPY: The Secret World of Espionage ticketholders may visit the Exhibit Gift Shop. The Exhibit Gift Shop is the only place to obtain official exhibition merchandise.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Pacific Science Center.


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