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“A fascinating place” 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 #5 of 27 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Specialty Museums, 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.
Chilliwack
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A fascinating place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A really amazing place. The docents are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, willing to spend a lot of time with you guiding you through rooms of fascinating inventions and technology. You can kind of feel it's a labor of love. Definitely worth it. My son and I will be back.

Visited November 2013
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Pender Island
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have to admit I wasn't expecting much, maybe a few old radios but I was amazed by the collection and by the docents' sharing of knowledge. There'r room after room of fascinating electrical appliances and inventions, some great educational displays and community radio station in the back. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Has So Much Potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is really a great place, with lots to see and some things to do. However, as a museum you have no idea what things are or what they're for. There are labels that name the items but generally that's it. The organization is a bit suspect; is it by time, form of technology of where it fit space-wise. Having whined about the content, it is still worth visiting if you're in Bellingham.

Visited August 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Fun for kids and adults”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Went for the first time in May and was surprised. There are activities for kids upstairs and throughout the museum lots of hands on displays. The first display a little long and a little boring until the lightening starts. Then the kids perked up.

Visited May 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“OMG...This place ROX!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I loved this museum...in 20+ years of going to B'ham I had never gone...Man was I missing out. They have so much stuff tracking the history of electronics...Marconi radios, early tubes and even those crazy Victorola phonographs that actually play..a Sarnoff speaker, and don't miss the show where they zap stuff....fun for all ages!

Visited August 2013
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