Science Museum

Science of Spying

Feb. 5, 2007

The Science of Spying Exhibition is aimed at 8-12s and focuses on revealing the secrets, strategies and tactics underlying the art of spying and espionage in the 21st century.

Our Computer Keys installation engages younger kids in some of the basics of Morse Code - giant computer key seats light-up, vibrate and emit sound when sat on (or jumped on in most cases). Do this collaboratively to release an orchestra of colour and sound.

Our 'Exploring Connections' exhibit targets an older age group allows users to delve into the science of computer hacking. Use a giant super-computer to hack a series of databases and reveal the location of a secret criminal organisation. Users randomly explore over 20 databases, each of which was translated into multiple languages for the touring exhibition.