Where discovery sparks Imagination

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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  • Museum Closed Oct 9

    The Museum will be closed for its annual maintenance on Friday, October 9. We apologize for any inconvenience, and give special thanks to our friends at Alcoa for their generosity in supplying a work crew for the day!

  • No MegaZapper Electrical Show 10/17

    On Saturday, October 17, the regularly scheduled 2:30 p.m. MegaZapper Electrical Show will be preempted by BEN FRANKLIN LIVE! (see event details below). We hope to see you at the show!

  • Ben Franklin Live

    “Ben Franklin LIVE,” an intimate visit with the Father of Electricity as portrayed by internationally acclaimed actor and Franklin scholar, Christopher Lowell, features three performances on Fri., Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and on Sat., Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Lowell is a passionate educator whose performances have brought history to life and delighted audiences of all ages for over 40 years. These two Museum events will include a lively interactive presentation highlighted with an electrical demonstration, featuring the “Master of Lightning,” Ben Franklin, squaring-off against The Mighty MegaZapper, one of the largest lightning machines in the country.

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  • MegaZapper Electrical Show performed every weekend!

    The Museum is offering our awesome new MegaZapper Electrical Show every Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 p.m. --children under the age of 5 are encouraged not to attend, as part of the show, though safe, can be suddenly very loud. The Show features The MegaZapper, one of the largest Tesla coil "lightning machines" in the country, where, for a donation, adult visitors (18 years of age and older) can enter the Lightning Cage and get up close and personal with 4 million volts of loose electricity! For more information please call the Museum Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 360.738.3886.

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  • Science at SPARK

    Do you know a kid who likes to build, create and make things work? Then sign them up for one of our robotics workshops. We'll be running two sessions of Robotics @ the Spark Museum this fall starting in September. These are a great way for children to satisfy both their curiosity and creativity. Please see the event calendar for specific dates and times.

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