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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

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Address: 1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322 (Formerly American Museum of Radio and Electricity)
Phone Number: +1 360-788-3886
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention offers an exciting and educational...

The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention offers an exciting and educational experience for audiences of all ages. Compelling, interactive exhibits spanning four centuries of scientific achievement and cultural heritage are featured in a world-class collection of unique objects including the giant "MegaZapper" Tesla Coil which produces nine-foot lightning bolts! The Spark Museum displays the inventions and innovations that changed the course of human history.

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Vast Collection

The collection of items is vast and interesting. I wish all cases however, were labeled and groups of items identified. Quite a few were not, but docents were around to answer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
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Champlin Minnesota
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Champlin Minnesota
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The collection of items is vast and interesting. I wish all cases however, were labeled and groups of items identified. Quite a few were not, but docents were around to answer questions. We went on a Wednesday and got their in time for a demonstration of electricity. It was filled with school children acting like normal school children excited to... More 

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Renton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I learned more about electricity in the hour demonstration than I ever learned in science class. The Show was so entertaining, eye catching and LOUD! Bring ear plugs and prepare to be amazed. The museum itself was quite well done, but to get full benefit plan your trip on a Saturday or Sunday when the demos are scheduled for 2:30-3:30... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My husband lightly dragged me into this museum to see it, and I'm glad he did. It's really well done with lots and lots to see and it's well documented. I found it really interesting and it's worth visiting.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Four of us girls decided to go visit the Spark Museum. Tana Granack was wonderful in showing us the Tesla coil, explaining the history of the Spark Museum and the exhibits. We spent more time than we thought we would and had an awesome time. A must see for anyone going through Bellingham. Tana also gave us a great place... More 

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Arcola, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you enjoy technology, or radio history, then this museum is for you! If not, you might not like everything, but everyone should love the show. Who could not enjoy all the fireworks of a really big van de Graff generator.

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Thank Bruce R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

A neat museum with lots of reading and history. A few hands-on experiments for adult/kids to try out.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well worth the price of admission if you are interesting in electricity. Also, fun for kids I would think - a bit goofy which is what makes it so appealing. Also, an amazing and huge collection of materials relevant to the topic such as vacuum tubes,

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Allyn, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

There is a lot to see and do here. A minute after we arrived we were given a demonstration of a number of static machines. I was greatly for this review, and it certainly enhanced the remainder of our visit.

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Thank BegumRegan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Spark Museum can electrify the young and the old. If you have an inkling of interest in electricity, how its evolved or if you want to be entertained by demonstrations if you are lucky enough to attend a show they have put on you'll go away excited, educated and enjoyed that you went. I went to one of their shows... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I don't really understand where Bellinjgham comes across this way cool Museum, very interesting collection. The highlight is definitely the Faraday Cage (lightning) show. It might scare small children it is loud. My girls thought it was pretyy cool at 7 and 10 yrs.

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