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ARTS

Artistic opportunities from theater to music to dance and more are no strangers to Kitsap County residents.

Admiral Theatre

515 Pacific Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-373-6743
www.admiraltheatre.org 

Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre is a 1942 movie house, renovated in 1997, into Kitsap’s premier live entertainment and events venue. The theater welcomes more than 50,000 patrons annually to 110 diverse performances and community events. The Stages for All Ages School Day Series and K-12 Ticket to Culture programs provide 10,000 local school kids with subsidized and free tickets to attend educational and entertaining shows throughout the school year. The annual season includes 60 professional shows, 50 community events and an exciting two-week musical theater summer camp for kids.

Bremerton Symphony Orchestra

645 Fourth St., Suite 206
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-373-1722
http://bremertonsymphony.org 

Typically, the orchestra contains 60 members composed of doctors, firefighters, accountants, government employees and many teachers who perform at a professional level; not one member is a “professional” musician. The orchestra meets several times a week and plays for over 300 season ticket holders and more than 5,000 West Puget Sound community members each season.

Pacific Northwest Ballet

301 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109
206-441-2424
www.pnb.org 

Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. The company of nearly 50 dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle and on tour. The company has toured to Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada and throughout the United States.

West Sound Entertainment Association

1500 13th St.
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-830-5286
www.kitsapconcerts.org 

West Sound Entertainment Association (formerly called Bremerton Community Concerts) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing world-class concerts to the Kitsap community. The group was formed over 75 years ago by a small group of people who wanted to bring quality and affordable entertainment to Kitsap County. Concerts are in the Performing Arts Theater at Bremerton High School with an audience capacity of 1,200.

Wings Over Washington

Pier 57 – Miner’s Landing
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
206-602-1808 
www.wingsoverwa.com 

Wings over Washington is a cutting-edge flying theater that takes you on an aerial adventure above beautiful Washington state.

MUSEUMS

Learn about Washington’s history and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums.

Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum

257 Fourth St.
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-373-2992
www.ectandpuppets.org

This museum of theatrical puppets represents many types and cultures from around the world. The museum features a hands-on children’s activity room and tours by special arrangement. The Evergreen Children’s Theatre presents several plays a year for children and their families and operates the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts

550 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-4451 
www.biartmuseum.org 

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a collecting museum with a focus on artists and collections from the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas, as well as the broader Puget Sound region. Admission to the art museum is free. Visit the website for more information.

Bug Museum and Nature Gift Shop

1118 Charleston Beach Road W
Bremerton, WA 98312
800-870-4284  
www.bugmuseum.com 

Explore strange bugs under the microscope, look through glasses that let you see like a bug and watch busy ants in the 8-foot-long ant farm. See fascinating live reptiles from around the world up close and personal. There are over 15 kid-friendly exhibits to explore, and it’s all free.

Kids Discovery Museum

301 Ravine Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-855-4650
www.kidimu.org 

KIDIMU is a destination for children and their adults to explore art, science and culture through hands-on exhibits, daily art projects, cultural and scientific programs. The Kids Discovery Museum blurs the line between learning and playing to inspire a lifelong journey of discovery. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is free for active-duty military families as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation

9756 Ogle Road NE
Brownsville, WA 98311
360-633-7421
www.kitsapmaritime.com 

Kitsap’s tall ship, the schooner Fiddler’s Dream, provides maritime education, heritage education and hands-on nautical experience for all ages and abilities. Hours vary; check the website for more information.

Museum of Pop Culture

325 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
206-770-2700
www.mopop.org 

The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame) has plenty to offer visitors, including interactive activity stations where visitors can perform music before a virtual audience, sound sculpture and various educational resources. The 140,000-square-foot Frank O. Gehry-designed facility is home to exhibits ranging from the art of fantasy, horror cinema and video games to science fiction, literature and costumes from screen and stage. Hours vary by season; check the website for more information.

Puget Sound Navy Museum

251 First St.
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-479-7447
www.pugetsoundnavymuseum.org 

The Puget Sound Navy Museum is one of 10 museums funded and administered by the U.S. Navy. Its collection numbers more than 18,000. Today, visitors can explore the naval history of the region and experience life as a sailor through exhibits about the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the USS John C. Stennis, Special Operations Submarines and more.

Space Needle

400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109
206-905-2100
www.spaceneedle.com 

Located at the base of Queen Anne Hill, Seattle Center was developed from the site of the 1962 World Fair Site into a 74-acre, year-round convention and family entertainment hub for Seattle, with the Space Needle being its most famous landmark. The observation tower stands 605 feet high and offers visitors 360-degree views from its observation deck at 520 feet. There is a rotating restaurant where diners can enjoy glimpses of the Seattle skyline, as well as the Olympic and Cascade mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands. Visit the website for hours and tickets.

USS Turner Joy Museum Ship

300 Washington Beach Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-792-2457
www.ussturnerjoy.org 

The famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War is at the Bremerton Harborside waterfront and is a popular destination for history buffs, veterans and visitors of all ages. Visit its website for more information.

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