January 11, 2023

Discovery Place Science Opens Top Secret: License to Spy on January 28

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 12, 2023) – Discovery Place Science invites you to go undercover and enter a world of coded messages and satellite surveillance when you step into Top Secret: License to Spy and take on the role of secret agent. Featuring life-like sets and activities based on a James Bond-style fantasy of exotic locations and high-tech equipment, the exhibition challenges guests with a mystery to solve. By the end, will they be able to determine which suspect can be implicated in the crime?

“What’s unique about this exhibition is its cooperative nature,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, President & CEO of Discovery Place. “Top Secret is designed to encourage group participation, and we look forward to welcoming a new class of spies-in-training to fulfill missions packed with hands-on science learning.”

Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions shared, “Imagine Exhibitions is proud to partner with Scitech to bring Top Secret to Discovery Place Science. Diving into the mind of a secret agent to learn about the world of spies and espionage is a creative way to engage visitors and encourage them to learn about fascinating, cutting-edge technologies being used today.”

Visitors to Top Secret: License to Spy will gather the intelligence needed to achieve their mission by breaking codes, uncovering microdots, using spy satellites and creating elusive disguises. This secret science adventure will amaze adults and children alike with its behind-the-scenes glimpse of the undercover world.

Here’s a look at some of the science guests will explore during their mission while putting their observation and problem-solving skills to the test:

  • Uncovering a radio bug with an oscilloscope
  • Using lasers to monitor conversations
  • Positioning a satellite correctly to receive a message

Top Secret: License to Spy will open on January 28 and run through April 16, 2023. Focusing on the science and technology of espionage, Top Secret lets you play the role of a secret agent and learn how espionage-related technologies can be used in the wider world. Top Secret: License to Spy is created by Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth, Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.

About Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Science is the leading hub for science learning in the Carolinas—dedicated to the exchange of ideas, scientific exploration and creative expression to stimulate innovative problem-solving and learning. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities. Located in Uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street, convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck—the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex—at the corner of Sixth and Church streets. For more information about Discovery Place Science, call 704-372-6261, visit discoveryplace.org, or connect with Discovery Place Science on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About Imagine Exhibitions
Imagine Exhibitions is currently producing over 40 unique exhibitions globally in museums, science centers, zoos, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues, with millions of people around the world visiting our exhibitions each year. In addition to developing successful traveling exhibitions, Imagine Exhibitions designs, opens, and operates permanent installations and venues, and consults on building, expanding, and directing museums and attractions. With decades of diverse experience in the museum and entertainment industries, Imagine Exhibitions consistently develops exhibitions that educate and excite while exceeding attendance goals. For more information, visit https://www.imagineexhibitions.com/.

About Scitech
Explore your world through wonder! Scitech is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information visit https://www.scitech.org.au/.