|Address:||1 Garnett Way, Keyport, WA 98345, USA|
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It is a nice enough place. But its small and with less content than I would expect from a "Museum". Self-guided, meaning no one there to ask about anything. I was expecting to see the items in the websites imagery but only thing there was the images. They had a partial moch up of a control room and limited controls. As many subs that have been decommissioned they could have cut out an entire forward section and dropped it into the building. Just the normal underway conditions and explations of the equipment would be more educational and interesting than what is currently provided. 5 stars? Hell no! I see a lot of 4 and 5 stars, but I cannot figure out why. Who ever gave it that was extremely generous. I would have liked to get on one of the subs next door and give my family a proper tour. Unfortunately, they do not offer tours on active subs. My honest opinion... bypass this site unless you are in the area and ya got nothing better to do for half an hour.
A Private User
Excellent! Starting with the deep submersibles in the parking lot, this museum has many exhibits of historic and scientific interest. The Trieste, which reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is on display, as well as the Deep Quest. Inside, there are displays depicting life on a Virginia Class submarine, the evolution of diving gear, the evolution of torpedoes as well as how their propulsion and stabilization works. There is a very interesting video of a WWII submarine crew member telling of his experiences, and other good videos and displays.
They have a wide variety of exhibits detailing interesting naval technologies over the years. From dive suits to torpedoes to a subs bridge, and then some, and my kids enjoyed all of it. Their kids science day setup, on the other hand...seemed disorganized, cramped, and set up in a way where there wasnt sufficient time or space for the kids to actually complete all of the activities in two hours... Far beyond the attention span of my kids. The people manning the various kids stations were visibly frazzled by the whole thing, too.
I just went there for the third time today. Took another close friend. He likes it and said he could spend a whole day there. Its free, so I figure just to visit as much as possible. I got my step dad a poster, he has been there before, and he really likes submarines. Who doesnt like submarines? And the people who work under the sea especially in combat roles deserve to be honored, respected, and appreciated.
Interesting collection of history of underwater exploration, both in peace and war. A number of submarines, even full size torpedo tubes (and torpedoes). Nicely done, if youre in the area - Id recommend visiting. Its free and a quick walk-through. Just dont take the wrong turn and wind up at a Naval base... they have machine guns for unwelcome visitors ;)
Free museum showing the history of submarine warfare. Friends of ours work on the base and took us to see the museum. I could have stayed all afternoon. Some of the deep sea research and rescue craft are in the parking lot. Inside are many of the torpedoes used through history as well as a detailed account of the USS Thresher loss.
This place is amazing. I love submarines and ever since I read the book "Hunt for Red October" I was hooked. You actually can buy this book in the museum store. ;-) Highlight for me was to see the diffrent torpedos and the control room of a submarine. It is definetly worth visiting here and admission is free.
Hung Yu Cheng
Our visit fell on one of the Saturdays when they have STEM experiments. We enjoyed learning a little more about the Navy and got to see great images and actually pieces to a submarine. I think we will be going there again for sure.
This place should really be charging admission. Uber cool its not. My family had a great time with all the exhibits, alot was hands on! The Gift shop was good size with very a great selection. It was a nice drive there too.
A wonderful museum that helps tell the history of the United States Navys undersea operations. Lots of colorful exhibits and a fun play area for children. There are exhibits both inside and outside the museum.
After reading so many books about subs it was very enjoyable to see the actual hardware especially the various torpedoes and their inner workings. I now understand how mines work and how they are deployed.
A short ride from Seattle, we were able to visit and take in the surrounding area. The museum is great with lots of artifacts that tell the stories of the US Navys underwater combat programs.
Only had an hour but you would need 4 to go over everything. This place is awesome with a ton of very interesting info about subs and evolution of diving. Has a great kids section as well.
A Private User
My husband took me here when we were dating and I learned to appreciate the history of the navy and the job my sailor was doing. Cant wait to take our son so he can try on the uniforms!
Went to it as a side tourist attraction as I was returning from a trip. Spent 1 hour. Was excellent time. Learned a lot. Would go again if I had the time.
What a great museum ! Full of historic events ,displays ,historic photos and the science of undersea vessels . Allow plenty of time much to see and do .
It was cool seeing all the stuff they had there, staff was very helpful and knowledgeable,didnt know all about the Navy until I went to the Museum
The guides, Paul and Tom, are fantastically knowledgeable and friendly. Its awesome touring a museum guided by people with first-hand accounts.
Admission is free and the exhibits are impressively detailed. I especially enjoyed the torpedo and nuclear warhead (MIRV) exhibits.
Interesting museum. Plenty to see. If you are interested in the navy, ships, subs, torpedoes and the like, this is a must see!
Free to visit. Lots of information about subs and the ocean including a complete history. Does not take long to visit.
I always learn something new about United States Navy Submariners and the machines that enabled them to do their jobs.
It is family friendly. Has so much to see that it would take many hours to see. You can take pictures. Also it is free
Iloved museum its like youre under the sea Ive gone to this place from my school all the time its so awesome
So much information! Nice presentation format. I recommend this museum and its hard to beat the fee - free!
Great place to stop in on the side of the highway. Really neat Japanese manned Torpedo display.
James Steve Léon Gutiérrez
Muy hermoso y educativo.
Its pretty awesome to check out old and new equipment used on yesturday and todays subs.
This place is cool. Staff is great. Best thing is it is FREE!! Great place for kids!
One of the coolest museums we went to during our trip to Seattle
Lots of exhibits, very informative. For a free museum, top notch
Rabbi Yosef Abrahms
So much to learn in this museum one needs to visit many times.
This is a great museum. Lots of really well done exhibits.
Lots of Naval history and a big auditorium for events.
Really informative, well done exhibits, and its free!
Cool history of Navy and other underwater endeavors
All I can sat is you must go, great for the family.
Pretty interesting collection of aquatic stuff.