Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, Bellingham

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  • 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" di...  more »
  • 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 earlies...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • I really enjoyed going to the SPARK Museum as it was such an enjoyable experience. When I first walked in there was a timeline about how electricity started and some of the science behind it. I also got some review of the science of atoms and as well as hands on experiences with understanding on how electricity works. Later they had a show that was very interactive and enjoyable. There were some need to see attractions during the show that I would recommend. There was also a lot of antique artifacts there for people that enjoy history. I was given an opportunity to learn about the different machines that offered music in the last two centuries. The people there were also very knowledgeable and social with the attendees. One of the interns there was very informed on everything and wasn't afraid to show me as well as some other young adults some of the inventions he was interested in and gave very detailed explanations on how to use them the same intern also explained the sound machines of the 1880-1920's with great detail and kept it interactive. I would recommend this museum to anyone with a interest in STEM or history as well as an interest in learning. I would also love to come back again with some friends as well.
  • Really cool place. There are so many cool things to look at, experiments to try, a small library and play area, and they usually do a kind of electricity "demonstration" which is super neat. This place isn't great for little kids though. Seriously, don't bring them; they'll be bored to tears and will touch all the things they are not supposed to touch. I'd say age 10 and up will have a good time. I could have easily spent at least half my day there, or more, but I brought a 5 year old, so...
  • Great museum full of lots of antique gagets to play with. Unfortunately the show was sold out but they have lots of other fun activities and things to see.
  • Wonderful museum with a LOT of things to see and learn about. Saw a dad and son practically getting a private tour with all the additional info that comes with helpful, knowledgeable staff (we slowed down to listen in for awhile). Even if you aren't all that interested in the history of electricity and early communication the artistry of these early machines is worth a walk through.
  • Fantastic museum! Make sure you take a guided tour. The kids had a blast and learned a lot.
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