SPARK Museum in Bellingham earns TripAdvisor award

The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention in downtown Bellingham has received a “Certificate of Excellence” award from TripAdvisor, the popular travel website.

Approximately 10 percent of businesses listed on the site received the annual award, the criteria of which is based on traveler reviews posted online. TripAdvisor sites receive more than 200 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 100 million reviews and opinions.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on the site for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“Spark Museum is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said John Jenkins, the museum’s president and CEO, in a press release.  “Nearly 70% of our visitors travel from outside Whatcom County, and we strive to offer all of our visitors an unforgettable experience.  This accolade is evidence that our hard work is making that happen.”

The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention (formerly the American Museum of Radio and Electricity), updated its name in early 2012. The all ages museum offers interactive exhibits and a collection of unique objects spanning four centuries of scientific achievement and cultural heritage in a world-class collection of unique objects.

The museum, located a 1312 Bay St., is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, and also by appointment.

For more information, visit or call 360-738-3886.

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