An investment in knowledge pays the best interest – Benjamin Franklin

Everyone wants a good return on their investment, right? At SPARK Museum, that payoff is easy to see in the faces of thousands of happy students every year who are getting excited about science.

On Friday, March 1, from 5-7:30 p.m. you’ll have the chance to invest in STEM learning opportunities for local families at IMAGINE, a super-charged cocktail party and live auction to benefit SPARK Museum.

Sip a cold beer or glass of wine as you wander through the Museum and get up close and hands-on with SPARK’s rare and significant collection of historical electrical inventions. Be ready to make your hair stand on end as you experience the static lab, watch as your telegram travels around the Museum in LED lights, and see an original Edison lightbulb, one of only three existing in the world.

Enjoy an array of tasty hors d’oeuvres and yummy desserts as you enter the raffle and play games to win desirable prizes.

The action includes presentation of the second annual SPARK Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to science education, and the live auction of one-of-a-kind experiences and art pieces. At the close of this fast-paced event, you’ll have the opportunity to “raise your paddle” to support SPARK’s educational programming and exhibit expansion.

Tickets are limited and selling fast, so don’t miss this fun event. Make your reservations today!

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More About The SPARK Award

The 2019 recipient of The SPARK Award is Christopher Lowell, an internationally known historian and actor renowned for his portrayal of scientist, inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin.

Lowell is a passionate educator whose performances have brought history to life and delighted audiences of all ages for over 40 years. The last time he performed in Bellingham, he sold out three shows. He is the epitome of using alternate methods of education to encourage an excitement for science.

The first recipient of The SPARK Award was Dr. Melissa Rice, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University with joint appointments in the Geology and Physics & Astronomy departments. She has been a member of the Mars exploration research team since 2008. She was recognized for her ability to communicate the excitement of science through stimulating public presentations, teaching and mentorship of students.

IMAGINE attendees will have the chance to win tickets to Ben Franklin Live!, a private performance by Mr. Lowell, on Saturday, March 2. When he last performed at SPARK, he sold out three shows!

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Carefully Curated Live Auction Items

Our limited live auction will feature a select number of one-of-a-kind glass sculptures created by Pilchuck School glass artists as well as unique experiences.

For more information on these amazing items see our Live Auction page.

Auction items may be bid on only by attendees of the event.

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