A visit to a museum gives the opportunity to view rare objects and artifacts from days gone by giving us an insight into the lives of our ancestors. It can give us understanding, knowledge and opens our minds to concepts that were perhaps previously unknown to us. Museums cover a variety of different topics ranging from science and technology to history and the natural world. KiDiMu opens itself on all the seven days of the week. The city of Poulsbo in Washington State has several interesting museums that are frequently visited by tourists to the area as well as by members of the local museum, including the KiDiMu museum which is open seven days a week.
This museum is within easy access of the ferry terminal – from Seattle this is just a 35 minute journey – but it is also only 2 minutes walking distance from the city center and is also on the local bus route covering Kitsap County. If you are arriving by car, the museum provides parking completely free of charge for its visitors. This particular museum is ideal for everyone, even young children as there are several interactive displays and activities among the exhibits to make this a fun learning experience. KiDiMu also covers a wide range of subjects from its informative science world section to more arts and cultural orientated topics. The science section also includes an in-depth but straightforward glimpse into the computer world and there is always something new to discover as the exhibits are updated and displays changed regularly. Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10a.m m. to 5.30 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and 10a.m. to 4p.m and on Sundays it is only open from 12 noon until 4p.m
Poulsbo’s Marine Science Center is another popular attraction that allows visitors to interact with its exhibits, many of which contain rare and exotic marine life that one would not usually come into contact with. The Tide Pool Touch allows you to study these creatures up close and personal, with the opportunity to touch creatures like the shrimp, urchin, sea cucumber, sea star and anemone as well as a few other, less recognizable species. There are over 100 species of creatures and sea plants on display that you can explore at your leisure with lots of interesting facts and information to tell you all you need to know about each too. This includes the Puget Sound section which provides a replicate environment in which you can view some of these species of plant and sea creatures in their natural habitat. There is also a theatre that shows informative film footage to further your understanding of these creatures, a large tank that is full of exotic fish, crustaceans plants and other marine life and the museum’s highly trained staff are also on hand to explain more about the displays as well as providing any additional information or to answer any questions you may have. This project is entirely a non-profit organization and it is operated by a foundation that was set up specifically by a foundation and run by volunteers.