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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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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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Amazing collection of things pertaining to radio.

Fascinating tour taking you back in time to Marconi and the first radios. There is also a radio broadcasting booth on the premises. Great vintage of electronic gadgetry that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2016
Raphael E
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Fascinating tour taking you back in time to Marconi and the first radios. There is also a radio broadcasting booth on the premises. Great vintage of electronic gadgetry that traces the development of radio.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This shouldn't be missed! Go on a day they are doing a demonstration of the Mega Zapper (Faraday Cage.) Be warned it is very loud, so earplugs for the sound-sensitive may help. The collection of the museum is beautiful & fascinating. Don't miss the old wooden stereoscopes (predecessor to the ViewMaster toy that you looked through as a kid to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband, college-age son and I took a road trip to Bellingham for the day. We enjoyed a couple of hours at the Sparks Museum. They have an impressive collection of artifacts, inventions, gadgets and devices that tell the story of how humans discovered electricity and learned how to put it to use. Some of the interpretive signs are well... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My kids aged 8 and 10 were intrigued with this museum. You can show them old television sets, radio etc...the spark show ( every weekend at 2:30 pm) which is an hour long might be too long for younger kids but definitely interesting for kids 10 and above... Esp the Mega zapper that they show at the end! They also... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My grandson's liked seeing how they could get creative. The grand daughters liked seeing the older items on display.

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Thank blarso54
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Love this new addition to Bellingham! Great for all ages who have an interest in how electricity has impacted our lives in every way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This place was a blast. I was a chaperone for my daughters class when we went through here, and despite the fact that I was looking out for 20 kids, it was still so much fun!!!

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

So informative for the whole family. The interactive stations are fun and educational. We wanted our children to know that radio waves are all around us. It ard to teach children about things intangiable. So here they can see and test lots of different sounds and electric phenomena.

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Thank Liza R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

After visiting this museum several times, I will continue to keep going back. The displays are fascinating with lots of information and great photos. There are interactive displays and knowledgeable staff that are happy to answer questions and demonstrate different devices. The week-end "mega zap" show will pleasantly surprise you. A beautiful demonstration of the Tesla Coils and some really... More 

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Arlington, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a fun museum to explore electricity and lots of old electric and electronic devices. It is worth a look when visiting Bellingham.

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