Dear friends of SPARK,

As we all work to navigate the constantly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, please rest assured the safety and well being of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is our top priority. We will be updating this page with relevant information regarding closures, policies, cancellations, etc. We appreciate all of you, and invite you to join us in doing your part to ensure the health of those around you by listening to County recommendations regarding large gatherings, hand washing, and being aware of any symptoms you may feel.

After much deliberation we have decided that SPARK Museum and all of SPARK’s programs will be closed to the public beginning on March 16th and until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Remember, as concern and fear are natural reactions to the current circumstances, we also have an opportunity and a responsibility to practice kindness as we take into consideration the well being of others as we care for ourselves.

Thank you all!

SPARK and COVID-19 FAQ:

Will SPARK close due to the Coronavirus?

SPARK Museum and all of SPARK’s programs will be closed to public beginning on March 16th and until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

If I have to cancel my field trip, event, or visit, what happens?

If you need to cancel a scheduled visit, field trip, or event held at SPARK there will be no cancelation fee or penalty. We are happy to work with you to reschedule.

The same is true if we have to cancel due to closing. If the cancelation was a result of SPARK’s decision to close until further notice, we will reach out as soon as possible to inform you and work to reschedule your visit, field trip, or event.

If you paid in advance and will not be rescheduling you will receive a full refund.

What are you doing to keep everything clean?

Everything we can! SPARK staff and volunteers are sanitizing all interactives at least twice a day including door handles, shared visitor’s guides, and all other items that are touched on a regular basis. We have also set up hand sanitizing stations throughout the galleries for visitors to use. All staff and volunteers engaging with the public are being encouraged wash their hands frequently and before and after working with any groups.

All staff and volunteers are being encouraged to stay home if they feel sick and we are encouraging visitors to do the same!

Before we re-open to the public we will do a thorough deep clean to the entire building. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

For more information on the status of Coronavirus in Whatcom County  specifically, visit http://www.whatcomcounty.us/3329/Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19.

For other Resources visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html