Community January 10, 2022

Kitsap’s Indoor Fun: Great Places to Take Kids

While there are many wonderful outdoor gems across Kitsap County, here are some fun indoor places to enjoy on cold, rainy days. These family-friendly activities are great for kids of different ages and many are free or under $15.  


Interesting Indoor Activities in the Bremerton Area

Ahoy Kitsap Playland in Bremerton

This indoor playground and virtual reality play place offers drop-in play, punch cards, and monthly memberships, plus birthday party options. The play space is designed for kids ages 2 – 12, and they offer options for younger toddlers as well. There is a snack bar and a bar for those 21 and older. 

Cost: $10+ | Open: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday; 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday – Monday


Bug and Reptile Museum in Bremerton

This free museum has lots of creepy crawlies to check out, and it is a great educational opportunity for kids. There are numerous types of insects, live reptiles, and even an 8-foot ant farm. Don’t forget to visit their gift shop. It has fun toys and some are educational.

Cost: Free | Open: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily


Cascade Elite Gymnastics West in Silverdale

This 16,000 sq. ft. facility features setups for gymnasts and tumblers of all ages starting at 6 months for parent/baby classes. Open gym, gymnastics classes, parkour,  dance teams, and ninja school are some of the offerings available.

Cost: Varies, Monthly $59+ | Open: Varies by class/activity


Defy Trampoline Park in Silverdale

This indoor trampoline park is a great way to burn off energy with different areas for different ages and abilities. Timed entry helps to give everyone ample space to bounce. You can reserve time to host birthdays or events here. Special socks required (must be purchased on-site). 

Cost: $13+, Kids under 2 free with Adult | Open: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Haselwood Family YMCA in Silverdale

From aquatics to group exercise classes, personal training to weights and cardio equipment, and even streaming classes, the Y has something for everyone! Summer camps are available as well as youth sports and swimming lessons. 

Cost: Memberships $34+, Drop-in $20+

Open: Monday – Thursday 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Insight Climbing Rock Gym in Bremerton

In the newest location of this gym, you’ll find both day-use passes and monthly memberships available, and routes for different abilities as well as bouldering walls. They offer classes and the option for booking private parties. 

Cost: $15+ | Open: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday & Friday 1:00 – 9:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton

One of 10 museums funded and operated by the U.S. Navy, this museum’s roots date back to the 1950s. There are permanent exhibits as well as temporary ones, and you can even find some exhibits online. It’s a great spot to visit when in downtown Bremerton or make a day trip out of it. 

Cost: FREE | Open: Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, later on First Fridays


Valentinetti Puppet Museum in Bremerton

Learn about how puppets have changed over time and take a tour of the facility. There’s a children’s play area with monthly “make and take” activities, and a gift shop with a wide variety of books and different types of puppets. 

Cost: $4 | Open: Thursday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM


Bainbridge Island Family Fun

Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center in Bainbridge Island

At the Don Nakata pool, you’ll find amenities for kids of all ages including a beach-entry pool, tot pool, water slide, lazy-river, and frog slide as well as lap swim and a sauna. 

Cost: $7+ | Open: Varies by activity type. View their schedule.


Insight Climbing Rock Gym in Bainbridge Island

With both day-use passes and monthly memberships available, this 8,500 sq. ft. climbing gym has multiple routes for climbers of different abilities to enjoy as well as some auto-belay options. They offer classes and have the option for booking private parties or groups. 

Cost: $15+ | Open: Daily 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (closed Wednesdays)


KiDiMu (Kids Discovery Museum)

Located next to the Bainbridge Island Art Museum, this children’s museum features exhibits and activities designed for kids aged 6 months to 8 years. KiDiMu also offers workshops and events. It’s a wonderful space that encourages imaginative play and exploration. 

Cost: $3+ | Open: Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

During Bainbridge’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, KiDiMu is open and offers FREE activities.


North Kitsap’s Indoor Activities


Dancing Brush Studio in Poulsbo

Visit the studio for in-person painting, or choose a kit to paint at home and drop back off for firing. This Poulsbo staple is great for people of all ages and artistic abilities as well as group paint nights or birthday parties. 

Cost: Varies | Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Kitsap Regional Library Classes & Events

Our local libraries across Kitsap County host a variety of virtual and in-person classes and events. This includes the branch in Kingston where the library is located within the Village Green Community Center. The Village Green is also home to the Boys & Girls Club, event spaces, meet-ups for local youth and adult groups, and more.


Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport

Learn all about the history of the Navy’s undersea operations and the exceptional people and technology that have made it possible. Look through a periscope, learn about torpedoes, or check out a replicated control room. 

Cost: Free | Open: Wednesday – Monday 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM


Sea & Shore Museum on the 2nd floor of Port Gamble General Store

Collected by a former Port Gamble resident, this is the second-largest private collection of seashells in the world. You’ll find many types of starfish, shells of all shapes and sizes, shark teeth, and more. 

Cost: Free | Open: Sunday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM