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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-738-3886
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Great and original displays.

10 and 12 year olds... We had a great time. A museum that has tons of hands on activities, and very... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Mark E
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Best Kept Secret in Bellingham

This museum is a fascinating step back in time to the roots of electricity, radio, and telephone... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Steve D
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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 massive lightning bolts! Spark Museum displays the inventions and innovations that changed the course of human history. Come check it out!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

10 and 12 year olds... We had a great time. A museum that has tons of hands on activities, and very helpful staff.

Thank Mark E
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John J, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for your review, Mark. We're glad you and the kids had a great visit!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum is a fascinating step back in time to the roots of electricity, radio, and telephone. Volunteers are on hand to explain and entertain if you want; there are enough hands on exhibits, live demonstrations, and movie clips to satisfy any age.

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John J, President at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks for visiting, Steve!

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

What a jewel of a museum. My teenage daughters loved the exhibits and the docents in the musuem were extremely helpful and very passionate about the equipment.

Thank Alicia M
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John J, General Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you Alicia!

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours on a damp day in Bellingham. We highly recommend the Zapp show at 2:30 p.m. and about an hour or so to explore the museum exhibits.

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John J, President & CEO at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Terrific even if your interest in electricity is minimal. Some of the exhibits are totally absorbing. Explanations are clear, and interactions with much of the exhibits leads to greater understanding. You can play a therion, finally understand Franklin's kite experiment and check out a marvelous...More

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John J, President & CEO at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for visiting, Nellie, and thanks for taking the time to write the review!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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
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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!

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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

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