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Date Night at the NCM: "Escape the Museum"

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
National Cryptologic Museum - Annapolis Junction, MD
Date Night at the NCM: "Escape the Museum"

The NCM introduces Date Night at the Museum with its first offering, "Escape the Museum." Step back in time and test your skills by tackling a tantalizing plot line that includes all sorts of challenging puzzles to secure a fate worth desiring. Puzzles are similar to typical Escape Room puzzles. MOST of the clues you will look for will not be on exhibit labels or in exhibit cases. Make sure you observe your entire surroundings. An assistant will be available to give you clues along the way. BUT, you only get three clues the entire time.

Can you and your partner escape the museum? (Note - bring a significant other, child, sibling, etc.)

Times include:
5:00 to 6:00 pm
6:30 to 7:30 pm
8:00 to 9:00 pm

Link to EventBrite registration and details page below.
*UPDATE: all time slots are currently sold out.

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On This Day In History


  • American cryptologic pioneer Elizebeth Smith Friedman was born.

About Us

The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.