Durham exhibit lets you be a spy

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 17:21:26-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Durham Museum's Summer Exhibit, Top Secret: License to Spy is for code crackers, puzzle solvers, and sleuths of all ages.

Filled with more than a dozen interactive stops, the traveling exhibit puts visitors through a "spy file" cracking various clues to try to solve a crime of a stolen super computer chip.

Top Secret: License to Spy features more than a dozen highly interactive displays that test your wit and problem solving skills using science, technology and psychology employed in the intelligence field. Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, the exhibit is based around a James Bond-style fantasy of exotic locations, high-tech equipment, and of course, a mystery to solve. 

"I think we're getting there. I think we're getting there. We're getting closer," Susie Henricksen
"We found out what was in the safe," Grant Sanders said.

Interactives include:

  • Hidden cameras
  • Find the bug
  • Spy satellite
  • See in the dark
  • Hidden image
  • Sound beam
  • Downlink
  • Guess the password
  • Laser listening
  • Microdot
  • Data dump
  • Safe breaker
  • The Brainiac tapes
  • Phone tap
  • Code room
  • Code computer
  • Photo disguise
  • Laser maze

So if you like puzzles, or are just looking to keep you mind sharp, this may just be your mission. If you choose to accept.

"We've enjoyed checking out all the different parts of the exhibit and stuff, I just think it's a little tough on our brains, it's really the kids are going to get a whole lot out of it I think," Dixson Lovvorn said.

The exhibit is on display until Mid September.  For more information, click here