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

Travel Schedule:

Start Date End Date Time Location
June 26, 2020 September 28, 2020 Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Peterborough Museum and Archives
300 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, Ontario
January 15, 2020 May 10, 2020 Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekend: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wellington County Museum
0536 Wellington Road 18, Fergus, Ontario
October 10, 2019 January 2, 2020 Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum Windsor, Chimczuk Museum
401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario
May 25, 2019 September 29, 2019 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, Ontario
Friday December 7, 2018 Sunday March 31, 2019 Week: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Military Communications and Electronics Museum
95 Craftsman Blvd. Kingston, Ontario
Sunday November 4, 2018 Sunday November 25, 2018 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily The Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario
Friday October 5, 2018 Wednesday October 31, 2018 Week: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

More locations coming soon…