School for Spies

You know you did it as a kid. Sneaking around the house like you were on a top-secret mission, peering around doorways with your gun-hands pointed in attack mode. Spies are the epitome of cool, and just about everyone fantasizes about the glamorous intrigue of being Bond -- James Bond. But for those who don't actually want to be in harm's way, there's the School for Spies at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

After you drool over one of 007's sleek hot rods (pictured), check out the gallery's more than 50 years' worth of spy technology, from bugs and tiny cameras to masterful disguises created by Hollywood costume gurus for the CIA. Then hit the interactive stations where you'll be tested on your observation skills, analysis techniques and general surveillance mojo. With all this intensive training, it should be no problem for you to track down an after-school martini (with a twist).

You also can attend lectures and seminars, like Gadget Girl; The Secret Rescue; or the more intense Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update.

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