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“You don't have to be a genius to enjoy this great museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA (Formerly American Museum of Radio and Electricity)
+1 360-788-3886
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Ranked #6 of 33 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
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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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“You don't have to be a genius to enjoy this great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My family and I went to visit this little museum in Bellingham and had a great time. Make sure you take time to see the electrical show with the Tesla coil. Very cool and the volunteers there are great!

Visited November 2012
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Auburn, WA
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“Go Here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

It's fun and there are many interesting and beautiful pieces of electricity's history. We wish we could have gotten into the Faraday cage, but that only happens on weekends--so we'll have to come back.

Visited November 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Bigger than it looks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I'm in the electrical industry, so I'm biased, but I thought this was a great attraction. The collections of old radios and TVs brought back memories of my childhood - I guess I'm getting old. Much of the museum is static displays, so it may not appeal to kids, but the volunteer docents were great at showing off the exhibits. Like any museum, there were "please don't touch" signs, but I was impressed at the number of "touching OK" displays.
I was quite taken by the gramophones and how they filled the room with sound.
Overall, a pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon

Visited November 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Who doesn't like to play with theremins?!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This museum gives visitors a chance to try old electric inventions out for themselves, hands-on, from old telephones to Morse code and theremins! It is fun to see the progression in every day communication.

Visited October 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Top Notch a "599" in radio geek speak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a must see. The items on display are so well preserved and displayed. Wonderful for all. Especially great if you have an older person with you or someone that knows what life was like when radio was king. Please, as a personal favor to yourself, go see it.

Visited June 2012
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