“This is not a movie. We’re going to do this live, right here in this room, right before your eyes. Let’s go!”
A docent stands in front of the dark room, his voice quivering with excitement. A group of visitors sits in rapt attention, eyes wide with anticipation. Suddenly, 4.5 million volts of electrical potential light up the room as 12-foot lightning bolts snake their way toward the MegaZapper cage, whose frightened inhabitant shrieks with pleasure.
John Jenkins, SPARK Museum president, says this about the show: “It is sort of Franklin meets Frankenstein – science reality meets science fiction fun.”
Elements of the show include a variety of eye-popping machines reminiscent of Frankenstein’s laboratory. The centerpiece is a fantastic ‘Cage of Doom’ designed and built by world-renowned sculptor Ric Allen. At the end of the show, up to three audience members (aged 18+) are invited to enter the Cage of Doom where they will be bombarded with volts of loose electricity blasting out of one of the largest Tesla coils in the country! Seriously. You can experience this awesomeness in Bellingham, WA!
Click here to see a video of the MegaZapper.
This live-action science and history show is perfect for families, group tours, school field trips and even couples looking for a fun date night that is “So Bellingham.” Plan a trip to Bellingham for a day or a weekend and make sure to save time for a visit to SPARK museum! You’ll be glad you did.
MegaZapper shows take place every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Note: Visitors must be 5 or older to view the MegaZapper Electrical Show and 18 or older to go inside the Cage of Doom. Learn about admission rates.