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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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Zap Zing Bang - Fun with Electricity and Radio

My favorite thing to do here is to play the Theramin. And there is so much to see and learn about the history of electricity and radio. It is a great place to take the kids. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My favorite thing to do here is to play the Theramin. And there is so much to see and learn about the history of electricity and radio. It is a great place to take the kids. Not to mention that they host a local radio station. It is a unique and cool place

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White Rock, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a fabulous collection, mostly made by two men who were obsessive about the history of electricity. It was fun and interesting and the staff is involved and ready to demonstrate many of the exhibits. It is worth the visit.

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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Really huge collection of all things related to electricity. Worth the trip. So much to see and explore. Glad we took the time to check it out.

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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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Novato
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 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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