2020 Orlando Science Center Presents Top Secret License To Spy Preview


Article graphics courtesy by Orlando Science Center

Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer

Check out the Rappel into the world of spies traveling exhibit at the Orlando Science Center going on now thru May 3, 2020. This is a great educational opportunity for children and adults alike to challenge himself or herself as a spy.

It is a quick drive from Downtown Orlando to the OSC at 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32803. Check your GPS for the best route there. There is limited street parking. Most visitors park in the OSC parking garage for a fee per vehicle.

This traveling exhibit is included with admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students, and $15 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, won’t be easy Secret Agent, but we feel you’re up to the task. Don’t worry; you’ll be equipped with the latest cutting-edge spy technology to help solve this case. There’s everything from shoe phones to umbrellas with satellites to use in your investigation.

After you’ve been debriefed, it’s time to gather clues! Not all of them are visible to the naked eye though. Through interactive puzzles and activities, learn about the science of spying and see how technology can help you with your mission!

As a spy, try out interactive puzzles that showcase how science and technology help solve mysteries!

  • Laser maze
    Attempt to navigate a room full of laser beams without setting off the alarm!
  • Find the bug 
    The room has been bugged!  You must find the bugs by watching the reactions on an oscilloscope while tapping various objects around the room
  • Spy satellite
    By placing your thumbprint on a scanner,  access satellite technology to zone in on suspicious activity. Narrow your search using  latitude and longitude coordinates and direct the spy satellite and get a closer look at a clue!
  •  Safe breaker 
    Can you crack the code? A transparent combination lock shows the internal workings so they can open it section by section. When you successfully align each section, the safe opens to reveal the documents.
  • Photo disguise kit
    Spies and criminals are the masters of disguise. At this exhibit you have a photo taken on screen and use the computer to create various virtual disguises and select the one which best hides your identity.

This exhibition is an excellent demonstration of how scientific thinking can be used to solve problems in many aspects of everyday life. Don’t miss this opportunity to use various espionage-related technologies, learn how they work and how they can be used in the wider world.

For more information on this exhibit please visit www.osc.org/visit/exhibits/topsecret/

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