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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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We are locals in Bellingham, and one day we decided after all the times we've walked by the museum that we need to stop in and have a look. It was well worth it! There is so much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Camano Island, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to go see this place due to the Mega Zapper. They only do the show at a certain time of day. We entered about an hour before the show and took a look around, they do have some interesting things but unless you are really into that stuff it is just okay. I found the old TV's and... More 

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Sedro-woolley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are locals in Bellingham, and one day we decided after all the times we've walked by the museum that we need to stop in and have a look. It was well worth it! There is so much to see in there, just tons of neat old machines and equipment relating to the beginning of electricity. There are also quite... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A well thought-out museum devoted to electrical invention, but disappointed in how 'traditional' a museum it was. Lots of delicate things you're not supposed to touch. For the price, I would definitely pass until my kids - 3 & 6 YOs - are maybe five years older.

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Bellingham, Wa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Spark Museum is a collection of Radios, Televisions and early musical and electronic devises ranging from the earliest day forward. You'll see an extraordinary number of pristine radios many of which are still working. On the weekend there is a show performed about the beginnings of electricity with demonstrations of Tesla coils. There is also an onsite radio station,... More 

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Strathbogie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A great place to visit if you have a couple of hours to kill. The history of Electricity is on display with many interactive displays. Not large by museum standards but packed full of interesting and historic items. It would be a great learning experience for the young .....but no less a learning experience for the older generation who are... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I had an afternoon to kill when visiting Bellingham for an event so my husband & I went to the Spark Museum. This is a truly fascinating place, with so many significant objects representing the evolution of electrical innovation. Beyond historical objects, there are interactive displays explaining scientific principles, and there are demonstrations of electrical functions that are literally hair... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a mega place to take kids to learn about and understand the evolution of electricity, radio telegraphy and Tv. They have some awesome exhibits from the start of the early pioneers and staff only too keen to demonstrate or explain things. The show that is done is both weird but very well done. Great place to spend a... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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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