Event: Cipher Decipher
Date: May 25 to September 29, 2019
Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Time: 9 am - 5 pm daily
Admission: Regular admission rates apply - Adult (18 – 64) $15, Senior (65+) $13, Student (13 – 17) $13, Youth (6 – 12) $10. Free admission for museum members and children 5 & under.
Pssst...want to know a secret?
One way to safely share secret information is through encryption - which means converting your message into something only the intended recipient can understand. For as long as we've had secret information, individuals and organizations have encrypted and analyzed encrypted communications. One way people encrypt their secrets is through ciphers that replace the original message with other letters, numbers, words or symbols. From schoolyard gossip to military plans, ciphers keep secrets out of the wrong hands.
Cipher Decipher is an interactive exhibition exploring the past and present of communications cryptology - what it is, how it works and how it affects our lives. See an authentic Enigma cipher machine or try your hand at logic puzzles and games to see if you have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology!