In the SPARK Museum, a trove of early electric motors

On display at The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention are myriad devices that tell the exciting story of electrical history, including a string of devices that walk visitors from the early thought experiments of Michael Faraday to the electric induction motors of Nikola Tesla: Faraday Rotating Cup Experiment: Michael Faraday’s rotating cup device, which he invented in 1822, is one …

Need a gift that’s SO Bellingham? SPARK has the answer.

It’s OK to admit it. You’ve been searching for weeks for the perfect gift for that special someone who LOVES Bellingham, but you haven’t had much luck and it’s getting down to the wire. Well, we’ve got your back. There’s not much that says Bellingham more than a gift from the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention (if we do say …

Why is THIS museum in Bellingham?

Alessandro Volta. Heinrich Hertz. Guglielmo Marconi. William Gilbert. Benjamin Franklin. Undoubtedly, at least some of these names are familiar. After all, these luminaries are among the most famous names in the development of radio and electricity. Believe it or not, the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham houses original books or scientific papers by each of these men, in …

Autumn with KMRE

Exciting things are afoot at KMRE 102.3 FM!   We’ve added several shows including “The Off the Beat Music Hour.” Host Mike Gianunzio plays new and time-tested music from an eclectic bag of Americana, blues, folk and more.  Mike makes the music come alive with stories about the artists and how they wrote and recorded the songs that make us …

Doctober Ticket Exchange

This October, the SPARK Museum is thrilled to be a Presenting Sponsor for five films in the Doctober lineup at the Pickford Film Center! Every October the Pickford Film Center presents Doctober, a month long event during which they present a diverse range of fascinating documentaries. This year, with over 50 documentaries in their lineup there truly is something for everyone! …

A Spooktacular October!

Halloween is an exciting time at SPARK. It’s a chance to get goofy and a little bit spooky! This year we have several opportunities for Halloween themed fun! This year SPARK is thrilled and chilled to be involved as the last stop on the Gore & Lore tours through Downtown Bellingham’s haunting history. The Good Time Girls’ Gore & Lore …

SPARK Mad Science in the Blossomtime Parade, 2017!

On Saturday, May 27, the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention presents the Zapheads, an Elite Team of highly trained and overly decorated Mad Scientists dedicated to the proposition that everybody should get excited about science! Founded in 1600 (and headquartered at the SPARK Museum on Bay Street since 1999), the Zapheads celebrate the history of critical thinking and all the …