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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 family stop!

We really enjoyed our visit to this interactive and educational museum experience! The afternoon show was a highlight as well. Highly recommend for all ages if interested in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Anacortes, Washington
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Anacortes, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to this interactive and educational museum experience! The afternoon show was a highlight as well. Highly recommend for all ages if interested in learning about the history of electricity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was a lot of fun. We spent 2 hours+ The staff was GREAT We learned a lot. I would suggest going on a Saturday to see the 2:30 show it sounded fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went to the spark museum on a date, and saw the Tesla coil 'show' it was really interesting and I learnt a lot. We also paid $10 per person to go in the cage at the end while the Tesla coil was turned on, it was extremely loud but very cool, we got a sticker and pictures taken which... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband is an electrician and a ham radio operator, so he was in 7th heaven at this place. And I hate to admit it, I even found it interesting.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This isn't a museum of musty radio gear. There are great exhibits showing the history of radio and electricity. My grandson was especially excited about the Tesla "million-volt spark machine" as he calls it.

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Orange County
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Because of my husbands affinity for electronics, our friend insisted we visit this museum. It was a great visit. Boy did someone collect just about every personal electronic you can think of for the last 150 years! They also have a true tesla coil demonstration. Watch to make sure you attend during one of the demonstration times though as the... More 

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum of the history of electrical and radio inventions is quite extensive and amazing and there are many programs aimed at all ages. It is also home to the studios of an excellent little low power radio station that also plays on line, KMRE. KMRE hosts a number of community shows, including the South Fork Law show which boasts... More 

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Maple Falls, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was quite surprised how cool this place was. My grandson loved it, but he has always been interested in electrical stuff. the staff are very pleasent and seem to know quite abit about all of it.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a fun little museum full of all sorts of electrical items from across the years. It's pretty cheap just to wonder round but it's worth paying a little more for one of their demos if you are there at the right time. Be brave and volunteer, the hubby and I got to sit in a Faraday cage whilst... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We use electricity every day, but most of us don't think much about how we came to have it. This museum will make you look at everyday electrical inventions in a whole new way and never take them for granted again. The collection is so complete that you can see the entire evolution of things like phonographs, telegraphs, telephones and... More 

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