I have personally never been to a bug museum before so when I found this little gem I was pretty excited! I mean…my boys were really excited. The Bug Museum & Reptile Room is a colorful little building just off the highway with loads of neat bugs inside. There couldn’t be a more perfect way to get bugged out in Bremerton.
When you first walk into the museum you are greeted with a little gift shop of fairly priced goodies and a butterfly net full of live butterflies. This is where the exploration begins! As you walk your way through the front half of the museum you will stumble upon multiple tarantulas and dead insects in glass. There are little stations set up with magnifying glasses for you to take a closer look at the insects as well.
As you make your way around the bend make sure to snag a scavenger hunt sheet to complete while reading up on all the fun facts about the bugs and animals. you will find frames upon frames of different bugs. This may not sound that exciting in general but there were so many bugs I had never seen in my life before. I was in total awe and wonder looking at all the different species and colors and sizes of insects. There were even a few live bugs in cases attached to the wall. It was truly fascinating!
While headed towards the Reptile Room in the back, there is a large chalkboard for your little ones to draw their favorite insects on. Of course my boys were thrilled to spend a few minutes leaving their imprint on the board and even asked me to join in. It was great seeing them working together to create similar creatures.
Finally the Reptile Room though small was filled with snakes that I have never encountered in a zoo before such as corn snakes and king snakes. Those these may be common snakes in some areas, it was still neat to see up close and personal. My youngest was so stoked to see a huge yellow boa in the corner and for the first time said “whoa” and pointed in excitement. I had to almost drag him from the reptile room because he loved the snakes and lizards so much.
After making our way back to the front we picked up a couple of souvenirs and donated a couple of dollars for offering an awesome free experience. Though it a small museum slightly tucked away in Bremerton, it is totally worth the time to check out. You and your little ones will love getting bugged out even if it is a quick stop.
Mary Burris says
This would be a great event for boys, but someone else would have to take them. Just knowing there are snakes in the building would keep me away!
Marielle Altenor says
My son would probably freak out a little. He runs from spiders!! LOL Still, I think he would have fun to see all the different bugs.
tara pittman says
Sounds like a cool place. My boys would love the snakes too.
Melanie Smith says
This place looks so nice. My son loves animals, he would enjy everything there.
Elizabeth O. says
A bug museum? That sounds like all sorts of interesting and exciting! It’s rare to find places like this so I would never pass up on the opportunity. The kids will learn a lot from the experience as well.
Agnes Dela Cruz says
An interesting museum I can bring my daughter on a weekend. She will enjoy this place and explore the life of bugs.
Amy Jones says
Very interesting a didactic place, kids can learn a lot while having fun. They look happy
Liz Mays says
Talk about a kid’s wonderland! It’s so gross but yet so fascinating. Fun visit!
What an awesome stop! My kids would be obsessed! My daughter loves bugs!
Scavenger sheets are always fun. We used to do that too at the library. It’d be fun to do it with insects. 🙂
How fun. A bug museum seems like a little kids dream!
Rachel Mouton says
Oh my goodness! This looks like so much fun 🙂 My kids would love this 🙂
Ana De- Jesus says
Wow what an incredible place to visit all the butterflies and snakes, I would love to go to Bremerton. Glad you had a good time.
Jamela Porter says
This looks like such a fun place to visit. I wish there was something like this closer to us.
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
A very cool place to stop by and learn something new. I like this kind of stuff.
Enricoh Alfonzo says
hhhahahah boris the spider, really aweosme photos. they look like they had a fun adventure.
Life as a Convert says
I love stuff like this where it takes the “creepy” and makes it cool. My kids would enjoy this
Mhaan A says
Okay, a bug and reptile museum. You will never see me there inside. LOL.
Eileen Kelly says
Something about kids and bugs…always a huge hit! Looks like a wonderful day for the family ! My kids when they were little would love a day there