Located a stone’s throw away from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, BIMA is the gateway to Bainbridge Island and beyond. Home to a growing Permanent Art Collection with a focus on artists and collections from the Puget Sound region, BIMA’s exhibitions feature recognized masters and emerging artists that are sure to leave you inspired by their striking work and thought-provoking themes. This museum has major exhibitions rotating three times per year (that’s 15-20 new shows to experience annually!), as well as classes, tours, films, workshops, lectures, concerts and community events!
They have cool LIVE bugs! You can explore bizarre bugs under the microscope, look through glasses that let you see like a bug, and even watch busy ants in their giant 8 foot long Ant Farm! They have the weirdest and most interesting bugs on display for you to see up close. Over 15 kid-friendly exhibits to explore.
The Carlisle II serves as a foot ferry between Port Orchard and Bremerton. Built in Bellingham, Wash. in 1917, the Carlisle II is considered a floating museum as it is one of the last examples of the Mosquito Fleet, which comprised originally of boats that transported people, food, building supplies, and mail to the shoreline communities all over the Puget Sound and the Kitsap region. Such communities were: Gig Harbor, Annapolis, Sidney, Old Charleston, Bremerton, Manette, Sheridan, Tracyton, Chico, Silverdale, Indianola, Poulsbo, etc...
Bremerton, WA 98337
Valentinetti Puppet Museum showcases the magnificent craftsmanship of generations of puppet artists. Many of these artists are long gone, but at the museum you can still see their work, sense their devotion to a unique art form, and almost hear the laughter that they lovingly created in children long ago.
There are more than 3000 artifacts on display in Dioramas, Showcases, and free standing exhibits. Among them is a display describing the life of former Governor Dr. Dixy Lee Ray, a Mosquito Fleet display, Native American artifacts, rotating exhibits, a reference room, Book Nook, and Museum Store.
The Harbor History Museum creates opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. They collect, preserve, and share the rich history of this area and provide a variety of public education programs. Their core educational program is the Pioneer School Experience which serves over 1,500 students every year who get to experience a pioneer school classroom as led by a trained “School Marm.” In addition to this program and their larger than life exhibitions, the museum provides 3 - 5 special exhibits throughout the year along with lectures, book readings, workshops, and film presentations.
This outdoor museum consists of a memorial wall that winds solemnly down to the historic Eagledale ferry dock landing site, where the first of more than 120,000 Japanese—two-thirds of whom were American citizens—were banished from their West Coast homes and placed in concentration camps during World War II.