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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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Sparks is best Bellingham has to offer and that's saying a lot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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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 14 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A nice place to go with children. Almost every exhibit was interactive. A lot of artifacts, I even learned a little! Upstairs is all interactive, so it's great to go up there if the kids are getting antsy. Downside- we were on our way out and didn't know they were closed, so we were waiting to pay for a plasma... More 

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John J, General Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this review

Hi Melanie, We're so sorry your otherwise splendid visit had a less than happy ending! I've talked to the staff and from now on we've taken steps to ensure this doesn't happen again. In the meantime, if you still want that plasma ball, email me your contact info so I can arrange to get you one - this one is... More 

Kirkland, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was a fun little museum with experiments to try out. Staff was very knowledgeable and fun to interact with. Give it stop in when in town.

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Bellingham, Washington
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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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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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Additional Information about Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

Address: 1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA (Formerly American Museum of Radio and Electricity)
Phone Number: +1 360-788-3886
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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