Travelling from the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
June 13 - September 3, 2022
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 school yard gossip to military plans, ciphers keep secrets out of the wrong hands.
Cipher | Decipher is an interactive, new 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!
This project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada. Thank you to the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Museum Assistance Program.
Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm
Open for tours in the summer
Monday – Friday: 10am–5pm
Children under 12: free
All service fees are based on a cost recovery model. Factors such as the physical condition of the records and copyright restrictions may prevent some or all of the reproduction processes from being offered.
180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5