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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-788-3886
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It's electrifying !

Such a fun place to visit. I would allow 1 hour for the main Museum and the 2:30 mega Zapp show is... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
dragonflylover916
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Great Bellingham (and the world) educational asset

Founded and funded by generous citizens interested in educating modern youth on the last 100 years... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Nicholas K
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Bellingham, Washington
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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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1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Such a fun place to visit. I would allow 1 hour for the main Museum and the 2:30 mega Zapp show is a must. Kiddos loved all the interactive displays.

Thank dragonflylover916
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Founded and funded by generous citizens interested in educating modern youth on the last 100 years of electrical technology invention, this museum is entirely worth several visits.

Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Yes the old name did not really appeal to the younger generation, but they could have been so much more than one mans vision. Yes his vision was good - originally - but didn't adapt in the best way. There is so much history here,...More

1  Thank Nvrlost
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This was unlike anything I'd seen. It's great if you don't understand anything about electricity (and probably if you do, but I wouldn't know!). It's also fun if you like history--there was a good audio history of electrical discoveries, plus lots of old radios, TVs,...More

Thank Jane L
John J, General Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks, Jane! We hope you come again soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2017

We went specifically for the show (we'd been told it was good.) We arrived an hour early, and then easily spent that hour looking at the exhibits and playing with the hands-on interactive activities before we headed into the show. One of the docents who...More

Thank TukeMom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Actually, we went there over 6 years ago, recommnended to us when we took an exploratory a trip from Seattle to Bellingham. Not hard to find, need to know the hours open, but worth planning to be in the town when this place is open....More

Thank 2014lillian2014
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Fascinating displays of vintage electronics backed by well done educational materials and displays. The array of wonderful 'cutting edge" radios an other simple electrical instruments was like no other we have seen.

Thank dgbreed
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you want to know where, when, and how we turned on the lights and other things electric this is a good way to spend 2 hours.

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The amount of electric and electronic devices throughout history is incredible. Of particular interest is a functioning theremin and the huge Tesla coil Zapper.

Thank WA-Musicologist
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Lots to see, many things seen authentic rather than reproductions. Exciting to see how far we've come in using and controlling electricity. A must see for anyone who likes history or enjoys antiques. Don't miss the special show on the weekends with the giant Tesla....More

1  Thank Laura M
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