FAQ

LOGISTICS

How do I get There and Where can I Park?
Please click here for directions & parking options.

Is the Museum Within Walking Distance From the Ferry Terminal?
Yes, KiDiMu is located in the Island Gateway, just half-a-block away from the terminal.

What are the Museum Hours and Admission?
Please visit this page for detailed information.

Can I Bring in Food or Beverages?
Outside food and beverages are allowed in the Museum, however, they must be enjoyed in the designated areas: at the Waterfront Park table in Our Town or at a picnic table outside.

Can I go out and Come Back in Again?
Yes, as long as you sign in upon your arrival. Admission price covers an all-day pass.

When is the Least Crowded Time to Visit KiDiMu?
Usually, lunch/nap time on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school year tends to be the quietest (with the exception of Free First Thursdays, which is the busiest day).

Is the Museum Wheelchair-accessible?
Yes! Our building is ADA-accessible. If you have questions about your child’s specific needs, please contact us at 206.855.4650.

May I Bring my Child’s Class or an Organized Group in for a Visit?
Yes, field trips and groups (of 10 or more) are welcome! However, you have to call ahead to make a reservation: 206.855.4650.

Are There Other Family-Friendly Attractions in the Area?
KiDiMu is located downtown, within walking distance from the Waterfront Park and a playground, as well several restaurants and stores; and just a short drive from the movie theater, the playhouse and beach parks. Museum staff will be happy to direct you.

COST & PAYMENT

What are the Museum Admission Rates?
Please click here for detailed information about rates and discounts.

Do you Offer Membership Options?
Yes. Learn more.

Is There Additional Charge for Programs or Workshops?
Most of our parent-child programs are included with admission. Any program with an additional cost is noted on the calendar.

What Forms of Payment do you Accept?
The Museum accepts cash, local checks, Visa, and the following credit cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. There is a $5 minimum for credit card charges.

Why do you Charge Admission?
KiDiMu is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on admission and membership fees, as well as donations, sponsorships and grants to run the Museum and its programs. Approximately, 35 percent of our operating costs are funded through admission and membership fees.

Why do you Charge for Adults?
The Museum offers a family experience (like a movie theater or play). Its mission is also to encourage interactive play between children and their caregivers, so the adults get their dose of hands-on fun too.

Why can’t I use my Membership at Other Children’s Museums?
Each children’s museum is independently operated. In the Northwest, most belong to the Northwest Association of Youth Museums (NAYM). Every KiDiMu Membership comes with a coupon sheet for 2-for-1 one-time admission to these museums.

What if we Can’t Afford to Pay?
If your family is unable to afford a Museum membership or admission, you may qualify for a free pass or membership if you are:
• Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch Program
• Receiving any other form of public assistance
• Having difficult financial circumstances.
The Museum also distributes free passes throughout Kitsap County’s social services institutions (i.e. Helpline House) and offers a monthly Free First Thursday program, provided by Wells Fargo. Please call 206.855.4650 with any questions.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is There to do at the Museum?
You and your child can explore a variety of hands-on exhibits and activities. You can also participate in fun parent-child workshops and programs. At certain times of the year, we offer camps and special events. Please check schedule for details.

Is my Child too Old/Young to Enjoy the Museum?
In general, the exhibits and activities are designed for children between 6 months and 8 years.
However, children’s needs vary and we recommend that you try out the Museum in person.
We’ll be happy to waive your fee if you decide not to stay.

Can Anyone Visit the Museum?
We are proud to show off our LEED certified home! However, for safety reasons, we have a strict “no adults alone” policy. If you would like to request a guided tour, please call ahead or check in at the front desk. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

Can I Drop my Child off at the Museum?
All children must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older), unless attending a special Museum program such as a camp etc. (an adult must be present to sign in and sign out the child).

Can I Have a Birthday Party at KiDiMu?
Yes! Check out our new Party Options.

What is the Main Telephone Number?
206.855.4650

What is Your Mailing/Physical Address?
301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110