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Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-738-3886
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Sparks Are Flying!

When we were visiting the area, my sister and her husband wanted to go to the museum and since I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calirose757
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Beaufort, North Carolina
Very interesting place.

We went to Spark Museum a couple of days ago and found it extremely interesting. A nice fellow... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Garry M
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Mission, Canada
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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 massive lightning bolts! Spark Museum displays the inventions and innovations that changed the course of human history. Come check it out!
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tesla coil” (12 reviews)
“light bulbs” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
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+1 360-738-3886
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were visiting the area, my sister and her husband wanted to go to the museum and since I love museums, I tagged along. When we arrived they asked if we were going to watch the live show so we said yes, and that...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We went to Spark Museum a couple of days ago and found it extremely interesting. A nice fellow guided us through and gave an interesting tutorial as we walked through. There are a lot of "hands on" displays as well as devices from years past....More

Thank Garry M
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SparkMuseum, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in, Garry, and for mentioning our tour guides/docent volunteers. They help make the museum experience truly special. Hope that hamstring is healed up and that you'll return again for a longer visit.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

So, yes it's a museum about electricity. And for anyone who doesn't actually have a clue what electricity is, you might learn a bit of basics. But mostly it's a collection of machines from the earliest days of electricity. What unites them is that they...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Glad you were able to catch the MegaZapper show, Ken. With one of the largest Tesla coils in the country (we're talking 12-foot arcs of lightning!), the show is definitely an adrenaline rush. You are right, though, the artifact collection is extensive. That's by choice....More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We went first to visit the museum and later had our child attend one of their robotics workshops. A great place to learn. Very nice teacher and people. Highly recommended.

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SparkMuseum, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks so much for the 5-star review and for mentioning our docents and staff. They play a big part in helping people explore the museum, experiment and learn.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent place, a gem hidden in the town. You can learn so much about the history of electricity and see the real stuffs as the developments advance. Very friendly and helpful staff too. Jim is the volunteer we met. He is so knowledgeable and helpful...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

We appreciate this positive review; thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience (with a tip for how much time folks should allow)!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This museum is rich in history and full of electrical inventions of all types - radios, telephones, light bulbs, batteries, static electricity and so much more. I went with my 78-year-old dad and he saw so many things there from his youth. He loved it!...More

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SparkMuseum, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

This is great! Exploring a museum can bring distant memories to life; we love it when families visit the museum together. Thank you for making Spark Museum part of your time together, and we hope you'll swing by on a Saturday or Sunday to catch...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 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

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John J, General Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks for your review, Kort!

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Reviewed 16 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

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John J, Manager at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks Silvana!

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Reviewed 9 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
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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!

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Reviewed 3 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

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

Thanks for your review!

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