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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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The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention offers an exciting and educational...

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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Excellent Display & Artifacts!

I attended a Christmas party at this museum and all guests had access to wander! It was amazing! The displays went back in time to current (that's a pun!) and were so interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I attended a Christmas party at this museum and all guests had access to wander! It was amazing! The displays went back in time to current (that's a pun!) and were so interesting; each display had it's own write-up description. A wonderful place for both kids and adults to visit and learn from!

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Took the kids based on other reviews here. Just happened to walk in right before the live presentation started (which is an extra charge, no pun intended). Really cool exhibits but needs to be way more interactive. There is one small area geared towards kids with hands-on stuff but really needs to be bigger. I was totally bored with the... More 

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Thank laguidotti
Albany, Oregon, United States
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

the interactive section was amazing the history of telegraphs, radios and tv's was fascinating. for a dollar more admission there was a show. the admission rate of $8.00 was quite reasonable and there was people to explain and answer questions and be sure to go upstairs

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Thank Marianne M
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a must see exhibit on the evolution of electricity and its uses over the last few centuries The collection of antique electrical gadgets and machinery are so interesting. Our teen boys, 15 and 17, were intrigued by the displays from music playing machines, morse code, tubes, TV sets, lightbulbs and the lightening display. There are some hands on... More 

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Bellingham, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great place to take kids & grand kids. Lots of "hands on" things for kids to work with and explore with. I enjoyed exploring with my grand kids. It was a learning experience for us both.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We walked in, paid our fees and started at the Ben Franklin diarama. Shortly a nice elderly man with a name tag came up and started showing us different tools, electricity collectors, radios etc. If he hadn't shown us around we would have been walking around looking at machines and reading the little cards next to them. There were two... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Just wanting to get out of town for the day, we decided to drive up North. Spark......what a cool little museum. At least we thought it was little until we discovered it had an upstairs, which is a hands on learning center for kids. Spark is a quietly well kept gem. It has a little bit of fun for everyone.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This museum is run by true science lovers and educAtors with wonderful demonstrations. Very impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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