I, spy: New Manhattan attraction offers espionage history

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, cans of "envelope X-ray spray" are for sale in the gift shop at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attractio

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, lasers fill a room that challenges visitors to pass through without touching them at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visito

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, an art instillation featuring security cameras is displayed at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attraction

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, an "Enigma" machine destroyed by German troops in the field is displayed at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a n

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, an old lie detector machine is displayed at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attraction opening in New Yor

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, an exercise that tests the users ability to detect deception uses multiple camera angles of the subject at SPYSCA

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, an exercise that tests the users ability to detect deception uses multiple camera angles of the subject at SPYSCA

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Guy Fawkes masks, often associated with the hacker group Anonymous, are displayed in a section about hacking at S

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, a "one-time pad," used to encode messages, is displayed at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attraction ope

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, espionage tools from the cold war era are displayed at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attraction opening in Ne

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Guy Fawkes masks, often associated with the hacker group Anonymous, are displayed in a section about hacking at S

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, a reporter tries out an interactive surveillance exhibit at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attraction op

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, artwork suggesting cryptography is displayed at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attraction opening in New

NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors to a new attraction opening in New York City can learn about the elements of spying, its history and find out what kind of spy they could be.

SPYSCAPE opens Friday in Manhattan. Visitors can get a glimpse of spying's past and present, from World War II code-breaking machines to the most famous names in espionage and their deeds of derring-do.

Visitors can also take a series of tests that gauge everything from their powers of observation to their willingness to take risks to see what spy role they'd be suited for.

The exhibition space is divided into encryption, deception, hacking, cyberwarfare, intelligence, surveillance and special ops, the most interactive area. There, people take a run through a laser beam maze, trying to hit targets along the way.