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 …

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 …

Who Really Created the Doctor Who Theme Song?

By Amy Mulligan Doctor Who is a well-known Sci-Fi show that has been running for over 50 years. Its theme song is just as famous and has  its own unique history. The well-known eerie composition was originally composed by Ron Grainer in 1963. Since then it has been altered and remastered  almost as often as the doctor has regenerated. After …