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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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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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Big Bang Theory at Work.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
purplepower1981
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Kirkland, WA

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
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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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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
2 reviews
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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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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