Cipher | Decipher travelling exhibition

Got a Secret?

Want to share it with a few trusted friends?

One way to share your secret is to encrypt your message—that is, change it to something only your friends can understand.

For all types of secrets—from schoolyard gossip to military plans—encryption keeps messages out of the wrong hands.

About the Cipher | Decipher travelling exhibit

The bilingual Cipher | Decipher Exhibition allows you to explore how encryption works, and how it affects our lives – from its role in war, to how we rely on it to keep our modern digital communications secure.

Cipher|Decipher was produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation in partnership with Canada’s Communications Security Establishment.

This hands-on exhibition allows you to:

  • Learn to encrypt and decrypt secret messages
  • Understand how an Enigma machine works
  • Try your hand at logic puzzles and games

Plan your visit:

Start Date End Date Time Location
June 1, 2022 August 31, 2022 Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives
97 Thomas Street East Napanee, ON
October 15, 2021 January 9, 2022 Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Joseph Brant Museum
2168 Guelph Line Burlington, ON
June 1, 2021 September 30, 2021 Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Diefenbaker Canada Centre
101 Diefenbaker Place University of Saskatchewan Campus Saskatoon, SK
February 23, 2021 May 9, 2021 Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Timmins Museum
325 2nd Ave, Timmins, ON

More locations coming soon…

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