The 2001-2002 season was a time of great change for the organization. The Admiral Theatre Foundation announced that the theatre with its expanding programs needed to take over the classroom and museum space occupied by ECT. This move allowed the Museum to locate to a street level location on Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton. With donated materials, carpet and labor the Museum and office of ECT were able to move into greatly expanded, and improved display space in time for the holiday season. With the help of volunteers the Museum and gift shop began to provide a public presence throughout the year. Since that first move to Fourth Street the Museum has made a second move two doors down from its first location. These new locations have improved public visibility and created a new tourist attraction to the changing Bremerton landscape.To visit Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum on your trip to Bremerton, use our Bremerton trip planner.
Since moving to Fourth Street we have worked to establish an exciting gift shop with tempting items for all ages. The Museum introduces a series of rotating exhibits highlighting significant parts of the collection and tells the story of puppet history around the world. As word spreads about the Museum's presence in Bremerton, attendance and interest have grown. It is hoped with this attention, that public support will emerge and enable the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum and Evergreen Children's Theatre to continue to grow and establish a permanent home and professional staff. Help support this exciting endeavor and bring your family and friends to Bremerton for a fun filled day on the shores of Puget Sound.
Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum reviews
Beautiful and diverse collection of puppets that periodically change so it is worth more than one visit. It is upstairs from the Kitsap historical museum so if you have people in your party that... more »
This is a wonderful collection of puppets from all over the world, lovingly displayed and occasionally highlighted in shows. more »
Free entry but you are welcome to donate. The staff is very nice and welcoming to toddlers. Also very helpful with directions around town and recommendations with our visit. It was a lot of fun seeing all it had to offer. The gift shop has a play area for kids where they can do puppet shows and draw. Really awesome stop, so glad we ran into it.
The museum shares space with another museum, but we love to learn, so we don't mind. It's small, but boasts lots of different puppets and styles. I was sorry we missed any shows, but the gift shop area also has a spot for kids to try putting in their own show. The gift shop has a variety of types of puppets in a range of prices, so you take the experience home. We made puppets at home and the trip inspired productions by the kids for weeks.
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