SPYSCAPE: A Visit with My Teen Son by Robin Gorman Newman


I’m always on a quest for cool things to do with my son, now 15, so we paid a visit with friends during his recent school break to SPYSCAPE, located on 8th Avenue and 55th Street.  This, the first SPYSCAPE flagship museum & experience, opened in New York City in 2018, and they are developing new locations and experiences worldwide.

SPYSCAPE is an impressive, large, ultra modern space and features:

1. World-class spy stories and artifacts
2. Immersive challenges and experiences
3. An opportunity to discover your authentic personal spy profile*

*Developed by top psychologists and a former Head of Training at British Intelligence.

While families might be tempted to take kids, it’s really best for adults and teens as a large part of the experience involves responding electronically to questions, some quite challenging, on kiosks throughout the exhibition.  Upon completion, you are then emailed your personal spy profile.

From the SPYSCAPE website….

Why spying?

Because secretly, spies are just like us – ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We educate and entertain people using amazing spy stories and authentic spy skills which inspire you to see the world and your own potential more clearly.

Fictional spies like James Bond and real ones like Oleg Penkovsky use spy skills which we all possess: from empathy and risk tolerance to observation and perception. At SPYSCAPE we’re passionate about helping you to use your spy skills in your work life, social life, love life and community.

Opening Hours:

Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday thru Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every Friday, from 6-10pm, for $45, adults can enjoy fine wines, cocktails and music.   Tickets also include the full SPYSCAPE museum and

SPYSCAPE is also available for special events….whether a corporate event, a bar or bat mitzvah, birthday party, etc., they can help create a memorable experience.

Upcoming…

SPYSCAPE has partnered with EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) to bring a new immersive James Bond installation to New York City. Tickets will be on sale shortly.

We had a good time, though my son felt there could have been more interactive experiences. I found all the historical information and artifacts intriguing, and it was comfortable to walk around without being overcrowded. When you purchase tickets, you request a specific time slot.

It’s a cool experience, particularly if you are looking for a winter time indoor destination.

A typical visit takes 1½ to 2 hours.  And you will want to check out the shop for some unique gift items.

Visit www.spyscape.com.

 

 

 

 

Note: We were provided with press passes, but our opinions are our own.

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