The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention - Atlas Obscura

Bellingham, Washington

The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

Experience the wonder of electricity!

Explore the history of electrical invention on a special tour featuring some of the most exciting electrical devices witnessed anywhere, including the MegaZapper, one of the largest Tesla coils in the country. The MegaZapper is capable of shooting 12 foot arcs of purple lightning and is truly a magnificent display of power.

Advance Obscura Day ticket purchases include a unique opportunity to enter the famed "Cage of Doom" with a friend and a camera to experience the blast of over 4 million of volts of loose electricity—up close, and personal! This is typically a $20 ticket, but free to all those who pre-purchase their Obscura Day tickets.


  • Not for kids 5 and under. 
  • "Cage of Doom" experience strictly 18 and over.
  • Advanced tickets strongly encouraged.

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Advance Tickets Only. All Sales Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

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