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Science and Spies

Presented by Science History Institute

with Nyomi Gonzalez

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About Science History Institute

The Science History Institute is a museum and library dedicated to expanding knowledge and challenging perspectives in the history of science, revealing how the scientific past is embedded in our daily lives and catalyzing the reimagining of our scientific and technological future.

About the class

During the American Revolution, the American and British armies employed spies. But how did spies get their information through enemy territory? How did they know their messages wouldn’t be stolen by the enemy? In this live, interactive class, students will learn about invisible ink, a successful tactic used by Revolutionary War spies, and then write their own secret messages using homemade invisible ink!

Meet your instructor, Nyomi.

Nyomi Gonzalez has been working in museums for over 10 years. She loves engaging with and learning from audiences of all ages. When she isn't working, Nyomi enjoys reading, playing video games with her husband, and trying to snuggle with her two cats.


May 27
Thursday @ 4:00 PM-4:45 PM EDT
1 x 45min session (45 minutes)
All ages welcome
(Best for grades 2-7)

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