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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-788-3886
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flash from the past

Great collections of electric gadgets and hands on displays. Knowledge of electricity and its power... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kort14
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Bellingham, Washington
via mobile
Authentic and Unusual Museum

This place is a favorite where we take out-of-town guests. If you have kids, you may need to... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
silvana C
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Bellingham, Washington
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great collections of electric gadgets and hands on displays. Knowledge of electricity and its power and uses from its discovery to current day usage. Great for all ages children to seniors. Really worth the visit

Thank kort14
John J, General Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, Kort!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This place is a favorite where we take out-of-town guests. If you have kids, you may need to explain what a "radio" is as there are many old-time radios! Lots of fun displays and scheduled kids activities involving electricity and sparks. I love the staff...More

Thank silvana C
John J, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Silvana!

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small but packed Museum. We visited during the week, I took my six year old grandson and youngest daughter. My grandson was fascinated. There was so much to see from The Titanic's radio room, to a few Tesla's Ball . We went...More

Thank Carolthomas31
John J, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks Carol - We're glad you and the kids had a great time!

Reviewed 4 August 2017

We were visiting Bellingham for the weekend and happened to be near the Spark Museum at the start time of the electricity show so we decided to go. So fun! Kids can participate and everyone can have a chance to experience the lightening globe. Look...More

Thank misopiso88
John J, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

10 and 12 year olds... We had a great time. A museum that has tons of hands on activities, and very helpful staff.

Thank Mark E
John J, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for your review, Mark. We're glad you and the kids had a great visit!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum is a fascinating step back in time to the roots of electricity, radio, and telephone. Volunteers are on hand to explain and entertain if you want; there are enough hands on exhibits, live demonstrations, and movie clips to satisfy any age.

Thank Steve D
John J, President at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks for visiting, Steve!

Reviewed 24 June 2017

What a jewel of a museum. My teenage daughters loved the exhibits and the docents in the musuem were extremely helpful and very passionate about the equipment.

Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
John J, General Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you Alicia!

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours on a damp day in Bellingham. We highly recommend the Zapp show at 2:30 p.m. and about an hour or so to explore the museum exhibits.

Thank sandradee54
John J, President & CEO at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Terrific even if your interest in electricity is minimal. Some of the exhibits are totally absorbing. Explanations are clear, and interactions with much of the exhibits leads to greater understanding. You can play a therion, finally understand Franklin's kite experiment and check out a marvelous...More

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John J, President & CEO at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for visiting, Nellie, and thanks for taking the time to write the review!

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Such a fun place to visit. I would allow 1 hour for the main Museum and the 2:30 mega Zapp show is a must. Kiddos loved all the interactive displays.

Thank dragonflylover916
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