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Top Secret: License to Spy Makes North American Debut at COSI

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Author: Jaclyn Reynolds

Top Secret: License to Spy Makes North American Debut at COSI
Columbus, OH – Secret agents?  A powerful supercomputer?  Possible suspects?  Uncover all of these and more in Top Secret: License to Spy, an exciting new exhibition making its North American debut at COSI on Saturday, March 14, 2015 and running through September 7, 2015.

COSI visitors will investigate leads, gather intelligence and uncover clues to solve a double-agent mystery.  Top Secret: License to Spy is a fascinating journey into the secret, shadowy world of espionage, with hands-on activities like cracking the code on the lock of a transparent safe and using an oscilloscope to find a hidden bug.COSI has also added more than 35 artifacts to Top Secret: License to Spy from the CIA Museum, the International Spy Museum the Cold War Museum, and Francis Gary Powers, Jr. The new artifacts include a U-2 flight suit, training materials, and a 40-foot-long Soviet SA-2 surface-to-air missile.

Additionally, Francis Gary Powers, Jr. will be available during a special preview for COSI Members on March 14 from 9am – 12pm and will hold a book signing from 1pm - 3pm.  Francis Gary Powers, Jr. is the son of Francis Gary Powers, Sr., the American pilot whose CIA U-2 spy plane was shot down in 1960 during a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, leading to the Cold War’s famous “U-2 Incident.”  Francis Gary Powers, Jr. founded the Cold War Museum and is an expert public speaker on the U-2 Incident and Cold War history.

Top Secret: License to Spy is $5 with general admission and $4 with COSI Membership.  Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.  COSI is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm.  For more information, visit cosi.org/exhibits/Top-Secret.

Top Secret: License to Spy features artifacts from The CIA Museum, the International Spy Museum, The Cold War Museum and The Collection of Francis Gary Powers Jr.  Local Presenting Sponsor is Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds Initiative.  Promotional Partner is G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers.

About the Author

Jaclyn Reynolds

Jaclyn Reynolds

Jaclyn Reynolds is the Director of Communications for COSI. She has worked in communications and PR for more than 16 years. She has worked as a TV news producer in cable news and as a public information officer and communications specialist in state government.