Field Trips

 SPARK Education Generates Science That Sticks!

Field Trip Option 1:

Powerhouse Electrical Show featuring The MegaZapper!

What is lightning? Can electrical energy be sent without wires? How do we know what we know? There is a method!

 This jampacked 90-minute educational field trip is designed to inspire a lifetime appreciation for science through a string of thought-provoking demonstrations including static electricity machines, electronic musical instruments, early recording devices, electromagnets, AC/DC War of the Currents, and a variety of lightning machines, including the MegaZapper, one of the largest Tesla coils in the country!

  • Grades 3 and up
  • Cost: $8 per person for grades 3-12, $10 per person over age 12
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Available: Year-round, Tuesday through Friday
  • Minimum: 30 people, maximum of 100 people
  • Does not include time in Museum galleries

Field Trip Option 2:

Gallery Tour, including a Tesla Coil Demonstration

Your students will be amazed and inspired by a guided museum experience that is designed for all ages and backgrounds. Guided museum tours can include demonstrations with early electrical devices, a visit to our static electricity lab, exploring Edison cylinder phonographs, trying their hand (literally!) at playing vintage electronic musical instruments, and learning the history of telephones and telegraphs.

A portion of this 90-minute tour will feature a Tesla coil demonstration. It can also include the MegaZapper, which is one of the largest Tesla coils in the Country. It’s massively impressive!

  • Ages: Kindergarten through college
  • Cost: $8 per person for grades K-12, $10 per person for adults
  • Duration: 90 minutes (age appropriate)
  • Available: Year-round; Wednesday through Friday
  • Minimum: 12, maximum of 36

About SPARK Science & History Education

Schools travel from all over Washington state to spend time in Bellingham’s SPARK Museum. They do this because teachers and parents know that SPARK Museum field trips inspire critical thinking by celebrating the history of scientific method through the study of electricity and the natural world.  Sounds cool and exciting, right?

We believe every student should be excited about science; it’s our goal to help students launch into a lifetime of discovery and self-learning. Through dynamic demonstrations, students of all ages can learn basic physical science concepts, often at a crucial point in their development. At SPARK Museum in downtown Bellingham, they discover that science is fun (really!), interesting, and approachable. This is “science that sticks” for students that is presented in a way that inspires everyone to think like a scientist.

Your customized school field trip experience will be carefully curated to accommodate grade level, whether you’re an elementary school from Anacortes, a middle school from Seattle or high school in Lynden or a college near Spokane. We can prepare interactive and educational programs that emphasize specific subjects on request (i.e. magnetism, sound, American history, etc.).

To request an interactive, fun and educational field trip experienced that is designed for your students, call Tana at 360-738-3886, or use the following form.