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SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention

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Fascinating exhibits

From the Faraday cage to the Edison bulb collection, this is a fantastic museum that is a must-see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janet F
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Interesting place

My husband loved this more than I did, but I still found it interesting. Staff were great. Make... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shona S
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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...more
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1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the Faraday cage to the Edison bulb collection, this is a fantastic museum that is a must-see for any fan of science or history.More

Thank Janet F
SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Janet! First, we are SO GLAD you came! It was an honor to have you here. Second, thank you for sharing these kind words! We do our best to make SPARK a top-notch experience for science and history lovers, and we're happy that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loved this more than I did, but I still found it interesting. Staff were great. Make sure you only touch the exhibits you are meant to!More

Thank Shona S
SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Shona! We're thrilled that you found our Museum interesting. We are proud not only of our extensive collections but also of the people who work here, and we're honored that you liked them, too. Thanks, too, for the note about...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great place to take visitors and kids to learn about electricity in a fun way. Historical objects that work, and you can use them! Did you see the Thermeron on Big Bang? They've got one! how about a player piano where you can see and...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We pride ourselves on being an interactive museum with plenty of things to play around with and learn from, and we're thrilled that you've enjoyed that, too. Oh, and the MegaZapper show! What an electrifying experience, right?...More

Reviewed June 1, 2018

We'd travelled from the Vancouver area to Bellingham a few times and the museum was closed but we checked ahead this time to make sure it was open. Glad we did. I've never seen such an amazing display of everything related to electricity. Old radios,...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

We're thrilled you were able to find us open this time! Thank you for visiting from beautiful Canada, and thank you for the kind review. We like to say that SPARK Museum is a place of discovery, and we're glad to hear that our extensive...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018

This museum has 100s of old electronic, radio and tv artifacts. You can play with some of them -- try sending a message using Morse code and making music with a Therimin (my favorite). I wish the place was larger and was organized differently. Also,...More

2  Thank Claudia B
SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hello, Claudia! We're glad that you enjoyed your time at SPARK Museum. Thank you so much for your thoughtful suggestions. They have been shared with our management team for continuation. We're always looking for ways to grow and expand, so your thoughts are valued.

Reviewed April 2, 2018

When we were visiting the area, my sister and her husband wanted to go to the museum and since I love museums, I tagged along. When we arrived they asked if we were going to watch the live show so we said yes, and that...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

We're so glad you decided to tag along and that you enjoyed the MegaZapper show. Thanks for sharing your experience so others know they should check out the show as well!

Reviewed January 28, 2018

We went to Spark Museum a couple of days ago and found it extremely interesting. A nice fellow guided us through and gave an interesting tutorial as we walked through. There are a lot of "hands on" displays as well as devices from years past....More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for coming in, Garry, and for mentioning our tour guides/docent volunteers. They help make the museum experience truly special. Hope that hamstring is healed up and that you'll return again for a longer visit.

Reviewed December 22, 2017

So, yes it's a museum about electricity. And for anyone who doesn't actually have a clue what electricity is, you might learn a bit of basics. But mostly it's a collection of machines from the earliest days of electricity. What unites them is that they...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Glad you were able to catch the MegaZapper show, Ken. With one of the largest Tesla coils in the country (we're talking 12-foot arcs of lightning!), the show is definitely an adrenaline rush. You are right, though, the artifact collection is extensive. That's by choice....More

Reviewed November 17, 2017

We went first to visit the museum and later had our child attend one of their robotics workshops. A great place to learn. Very nice teacher and people. Highly recommended.

1  Thank sakl453
SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Thanks so much for the 5-star review and for mentioning our docents and staff. They play a big part in helping people explore the museum, experiment and learn.

Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Excellent place, a gem hidden in the town. You can learn so much about the history of electricity and see the real stuffs as the developments advance. Very friendly and helpful staff too. Jim is the volunteer we met. He is so knowledgeable and helpful...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

We appreciate this positive review; thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience (with a tip for how much time folks should allow)!

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