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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

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Address: 1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322 (Formerly American Museum of Radio and Electricity)
Phone Number: +1 360-788-3886
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very well done museum. Displays of items dating back to the discovery of electricity. Many interactive displays. Guides roaming around to explain things. A lot of communications... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ray D
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Yuma, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done museum. Displays of items dating back to the discovery of electricity. Many interactive displays. Guides roaming around to explain things. A lot of communications equipment from the beginning of discovery.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on vacation and decided to visit with my 7 year old one day. Took quite some time driving around for quite some time to find a parking spot - on a weekday so I didn't think it should be so difficult we finally got parked and walked over. I wasn't super impressed with the neighborhood and felt a... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum is jam packed with interesting little tidbits all about the developments in electricity powered goodies, It is great educational tool for youngsters and wonderful for the old whom have forgotten what it was like.

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Thank Kenneth W
Champlin Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection of items is vast and interesting. I wish all cases however, were labeled and groups of items identified. Quite a few were not, but docents were around to answer questions. We went on a Wednesday and got their in time for a demonstration of electricity. It was filled with school children acting like normal school children excited to... More 

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Thank foxml
Renton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned more about electricity in the hour demonstration than I ever learned in science class. The Show was so entertaining, eye catching and LOUD! Bring ear plugs and prepare to be amazed. The museum itself was quite well done, but to get full benefit plan your trip on a Saturday or Sunday when the demos are scheduled for 2:30-3:30... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband lightly dragged me into this museum to see it, and I'm glad he did. It's really well done with lots and lots to see and it's well documented. I found it really interesting and it's worth visiting.

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Thank BCWendy
Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Four of us girls decided to go visit the Spark Museum. Tana Granack was wonderful in showing us the Tesla coil, explaining the history of the Spark Museum and the exhibits. We spent more time than we thought we would and had an awesome time. A must see for anyone going through Bellingham. Tana also gave us a great place... More 

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Thank Janis S
Arcola, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

If you enjoy technology, or radio history, then this museum is for you! If not, you might not like everything, but everyone should love the show. Who could not enjoy all the fireworks of a really big van de Graff generator.

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Thank Bruce R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A neat museum with lots of reading and history. A few hands-on experiments for adult/kids to try out.

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Thank Lysette D
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Well worth the price of admission if you are interesting in electricity. Also, fun for kids I would think - a bit goofy which is what makes it so appealing. Also, an amazing and huge collection of materials relevant to the topic such as vacuum tubes,

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