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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

Address: 1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA (Formerly American Museum of Radio and Electricity)
Phone Number: +1 360-788-3886
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention offers an exciting and educational experience for...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Orange County
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Mexico City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great visit for kids of all ages, including 80 year olds! Informative, well organized, very interesting with an unforgettable high voltage Tesla show. Worth traveling to Bellingham to experience it. Check show times and days since it is not a daily event.

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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well worth a visit. We particularity enjoyed the demonstration of the old phonograph devices, radios, and telephones.

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Cheney, Wa
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170 reviews 170 reviews
13 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place was fascinating from start to finish. And to think that all those amazing museum pieces were all on one place. It's mind-boggling to imagine collecting all of the displays. Everything was set up very well for viewing. If you are lucky, a nice older gentleman volunteer will hitch his wagon to you and you will get tons more... More 

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spudmuffin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This museum is a must see if you have any interest in the history of electricity and the early development of what we now know as radio. The collection of early wireless apparatus features many unique and one of a kind examples such as United Wireless Telegraph and Fesseden. The museum also houses one of the finest collections of early... More 

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Seattle
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were visiting the area and had heard of this museum. It's not huge, but has a substantial collection of different items that relate to electricity. Unfortunately we did not have the time to stick around and see the Mega Zapper electrical show, which occurs at 2:30 pm. So try to plan your visit so that you can catch that... More 

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