On a Mission to get Kids Excited about Science

Getting kids to do and talk about science is key to supporting their science literacy.  In fact, science and engineering practices are embedded into the new Washington State Science Learning Standards.  Here at the Spark Museum with our many education programs, we have been getting kids to do just that for over 15 years.  One such program is Spark’s After …

Remembering Joe Yaver

Before the Spark museum was even an idea, there was a little store front on Railroad Avenue known as the Bellingham Antique Radio Museum. Joe Yaver, with characteristic determination and heart, was seminal in getting that collection its non-profit status, and setting in motion a chain of events that turned a private collection into a community treasure.  Joe was part …

Creating A Memorable Experience for Everyone

When our Museum first opened its doors to the public some 15 years ago, the few visitors we attracted were mostly instrument collectors, radio hobbyists and electrical engineer-types. Nearly everyone who chose to visit had a background or history in radio and electronics. Which, looking back made complete sense as the Museum didn’t start out with any completed exhibits or …