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 1, 2021 September 30, 2021 Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The last weekend of every month: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Sunday: 11 p.m. to 5 p.m.
City of Waterloo Museum
550 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario
February 12, 2021 May 9, 2021 Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Timmins Museum
325 2nd Ave, Timmins, Ontario
October 15, 2020 January 19, 2021 Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekend: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Diefenbaker Canada Center
101 Diefenbaker Pl, Saskatoon
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 18, 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

More locations coming soon…