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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

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Address: 1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA (Formerly American Museum of Radio and Electricity)
Phone Number: +1 360-788-3886
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention offers an exciting and...
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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Great Museum for Kids & Adults

Great place to take kids & grand kids. Lots of "hands on" things for kids to work with and explore with. I enjoyed exploring with my grand kids. It was a learning experience for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bellingham, Wa

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Bellingham, Wa
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to take kids & grand kids. Lots of "hands on" things for kids to work with and explore with. I enjoyed exploring with my grand kids. It was a learning experience for us both.

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We walked in, paid our fees and started at the Ben Franklin diarama. Shortly a nice elderly man with a name tag came up and started showing us different tools, electricity collectors, radios etc. If he hadn't shown us around we would have been walking around looking at machines and reading the little cards next to them. There were two... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Just wanting to get out of town for the day, we decided to drive up North. Spark......what a cool little museum. At least we thought it was little until we discovered it had an upstairs, which is a hands on learning center for kids. Spark is a quietly well kept gem. It has a little bit of fun for everyone.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This museum is run by true science lovers and educAtors with wonderful demonstrations. Very impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent demonstration. Very clean. Well laid out. Air conditioned. Not small lots of variety of excellently preserved devices from 150 years ago. Amazing local gem I missed out on for too long.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very interesting way to waste time for a day. I love the place it is very informational and a fun way to enjoy your day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was a great place to take the kids and show them what devices started all the progression to today's electronic. The kids loved the mega zapper demonstration.

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

the spark museum, was just ok. It had a few interesting displays and information, but overall it was lacking. But, the live show they put on was filled with all kinds of interesting info, and spectacular displays of devises. But the grand finale is where it's at, for an extra fee you can get in a large faraday cage and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A really neat collection of electrical items through the ages. Anything that you can think of in radio, telecommunications, etc. Display can be a little much for smaller kids. The spark machine is cool as is the presentation on the spark machines. A good place to spend an hour on a rainy day.

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Everett, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stopped here while visiting Bellingham. The entrance fee was reasonable, $8 for an adult without the show. If we would have come later in the day and stayed for the show it would have been $12. Unfortunately the gigantic electric show only occurs once a day on Sat and Sunday afternoon. As we were there when it first opened... More 

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