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    The Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum features Seattle-born puppeteer, teacher, and artist Aurora Valentinetti's personal collection of puppets from around the world, over 1,000 in total. The museum also teaches the history of puppets and puts on performances throughout the year.

    The USS Turner Joy was commissioned in 1959 and built at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. After major involvement in the Pacific during the Vietnam War, the Turner Joy has come to rest as a museum for all to tour and enjoy, right back where it started in the Puget Sound.

    The Suquamish Museum collects and shares the history of all Puget Sound Salish Tribes, especially the Suquamish Tribe, and strives to educate the public through photographs, artifacts and replications, oral histories, and documentary style films.

    The Kitsap County Historical Society and Museum has tens of thousands of artifacts relating to the history of Kitsap County, which spans thousands of years from the first native people to military involvement and the logging industry. There are featured and permanent exhibits, one of which is a replica of 1900s Main Street with local storefronts and window displays.

    The Poulsbo Historical Museum focuses on the history and culture of Poulsbo and the surrounding area. Learn about the town's founding, farming, women in the workplace, and the town's historic buildings and churches.

    The Naval Undersea Museum explores the history, science, and artifacts of the Navy's undersea operations over time for the education of Navy personnel and the public. On display are different diving suits, history of women divers, WWII submarines, and several old and modern torpedoes. This museum is on board NUWC Keyport Division.

    Of Sea and Shore Museum presents one of the largest privately owned shell collections in the U.S. for the community to enjoy and learn all about natural history, especially of mollusks and other invertebrates.

    Point No Point Lighthouse is Puget Sound's oldest lighthouse, built in 1879. It is also the headquarters of the U.S. Lighthouse Society which serves to educate and generate interest in lighthouses of today and the past. Point No Point offers spectacular views of the Sound, Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Seattle's skyline.

    The Puget Sound Navy Museum ensures that naval heritage is preserved and serves to interpret the history of the Pacific Northwest from 1840 to today for all to enjoy. Exhibits range from life on board Naval ships to learning about special operations submarines.