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
May 2024 August 2024 Wednesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. Chatham-Kent Museum
75 William Street North, Chatham, ON
July 2023 October 2023 Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. City of Waterloo Museum
550 King Street North Waterloo, ON
September 16, 2022 January 8, 2023 Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. Elgin County Museum
460 Sunset Drive St. Thomas, ON
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 17, 2021 September 11, 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

More locations coming soon…

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