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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-788-3886
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If you want to know where, when, and how we turned on the lights and other things electric this is... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Dennis W
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Blaine, Washington
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The amount of electric and electronic devices throughout history is incredible. Of particular... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
WA-Musicologist
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Bellingham, WA
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you want to know where, when, and how we turned on the lights and other things electric this is a good way to spend 2 hours.

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The amount of electric and electronic devices throughout history is incredible. Of particular interest is a functioning theremin and the huge Tesla coil Zapper.

Thank WA-Musicologist
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Lots to see, many things seen authentic rather than reproductions. Exciting to see how far we've come in using and controlling electricity. A must see for anyone who likes history or enjoys antiques. Don't miss the special show on the weekends with the giant Tesla....More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was interesting - more so for my husband as I'm not a museum person. It did have some hands on activities and laid out fairly well

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Something to "spark" everyone's imagination. Lots of cool "hands on" exhibits for the kids & adults alike.

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We saw everything from old static electricity generators to television sets, but it does have a unorganized feel. Nothing whiz-bang but I learned a few things about sending messages by wire, seeing vintage radios, and B&W TVs from the early days. You probably won't be...More

Thank saulsnatsky
Reviewed 18 December 2016

There are a lot of exhibits, but you do have to be a little technical to appreciate them. The condition of the older exhibits is very good. They do have some good hands on exhibits. It was worth delaying our departure from Bellingham to visit...More

Thank ejd70809
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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...More

Thank Wklstoywife
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Circielynn
Reviewed 31 October 2016 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...More

1  Thank Manticorny
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