The ground-breaking Spy: The Secret Worlds of Espionage, the first-ever exhibit showcasing collections of espionage artifacts and gadgets from the extensive vaults of the CIA, FBI and the renowned author and spy historian H. Keith Melton, is leaving New York for its next destination in Philadelphia. The critically acclaimed exhibit on U.S. clandestine affairs, seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors,will close at Discovery Times Square on April 7, 2013, and move to the renowned Franklin Institute in the City of Brotherly Love, where it will open on May 4 and run through mid-October.
SPY: The Exhibit's extensive collection of espionage-related artifacts, both historic and contemporary, include such extraordinarily rare items as Charlie the Catfish, one of two CIA Robotic Catfish; Sleeping Beauty, the British WWII Two-Man Submersible; Cockpit of the A-12 Oxcart Spy Plane, one of only nine remaining in world; KGB Pinhole Drill Kit, used to spy on the US Embassy in Russia; and artifacts, video surveillance tapes and other items related to "Ghost Stories," the infamous Anna Chapman Russian spy case that beguiled New Yorkers and the rest of the country three years ago.
Of particular note, the exhibit also includes artifacts from the real "Argo" CIA operation, including "Studio Six Productions" logo items and other accoutrements; Artist's Concepts for "Argo"; "Argo" producer notes; and "Argo" ads and articles in Variety.
SPY: The Exhibit's closing brings another exciting exhibit to Discovery Times Square this spring, the New York premiere of BODY WORLDS: PULSE. This revolutionary exhibit is from Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the pioneering anatomist and inventor of Plastination, a process used in anatomy to preserve bodies which has revolutionized the study of humans. BODY WORLDS: PULSE, the original exhibition of real human bodies, has brought more than 36 million people around the world to discover the uniqueness of the interior human body and the latest findings in health and wellness in a visually compelling, highly entertaining, and informative interactive exhibition.