The National Cryptologic Museum is a cool place where you can learn about cryptology, (the art and science of making and breaking codes) and why it's an important part of keeping our nation free.

At the museum, you can see a quilt with hidden codes in it, go on a scavenger hunt, and make your very own secret messages on a real World War II German Enigma machine. You can also see the world's only known U.S. Cryptanalytic Bombe -- don't worry though, this bombe won't explode because it's the incredible thinking machine that broke the German Enigma codes.

The museum offers field trip tours, interactive talks from NSA's Math Department, and even has programs to help you earn your Scout badges.

If you think math and science are boring, let us show you how much fun they can be when you use them to make and break secret messages. Maybe one day you, too, can join America's Codemakers and Codebreakers at the National Security Agency!

To learn more, take our Museum Virtual Tour.