The Kitsap Peninsula region has museums for every interest and February is a great month to explore them, especially if you’re a Seattle or Kitsap hotel guest.

Visitors at participating downtown Seattle hotels enjoy half-price admission to more than 40 regional museums during Seattle Museum Month. Among them are a trio of Kitsap attractions. As a bonus, two of those museums – the Kitsap History Museum and the USS Turner Joy – are also extending half-price admission to Kitsap hotel guests who show their keycards.

An additional four Kitsap museums participating in Seattle Museum Month are always free.

Here’s the rundown:

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

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550 Winslow Way East

Close to the ferry terminal

Hours: 10-6 daily

Admission: Free

Focus: Contemporary art from the Puget Sound region

Highlight: Family-friendly A Story Place features 30 life-size ceramic figures listening to a child reading a story about them.

Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu)

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301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island

Close to the ferry terminal

Hours: 10-4 Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon-4 Sundays

Admission: Half-price ­–­ $3.50 adults and children, $3 military and seniors over age 65; always free the first Thursday of the month

Focus: Hands-on art, science, cultural and scientific programming for young children

Highlights: Pirate tree house, art studio, a light wall, a magnet wall, a tiny town complete with an electric car and KiDiMu ferry, a tiny tots area for toddlers, babies and breastfeeding moms

Events: Check the calendar for art, math, literacy and science activities.

Kitsap History Museum

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280 Fourth St., Bremerton

Close to the ferry terminal

Hours: 10-4 Tuesdays through Fridays, noon-4 Saturdays

Admission: Half-price ­­– $2

Focus: Kitsap County culture, heritage and history

Highlights: Old Main Street, Kitsap arts & crafts, hands-on gallery with technology from the past, Native American longhouse, floating bunk house, stump farm and mosquito fleet routes

Naval Undersea Museum

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1 Garnett Way, Keyport

Winter Hours: Open daily 10-4, except Tuesdays

Admission: Free

Focus: Navy’s undersea operations, technology, combat, research and salvage

Highlights: Interactive exhibit about the ocean environment, control room of a Cold War-era submarine

Events: Navy Band Northwest Concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 21; Discover “E” Day, 10-2 Feb. 27, with hands-on engineering activities for the whole family

Puget Sound Navy Museum

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251 First St., Bremerton

Next to the ferry terminal

Winter Hours: Open daily 10-4, except Tuesdays

Admission: Free

Focus: The naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest from 1840 to the present

Highlights: Exhibits include submarines, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier and the history of tattoos

Events: Last Saturday Kids and Family program on codes and ciphers all day Feb. 27

USS Turner Joy Museum Ship

300 Washington Beach Ave., Bremerton

Close to the ferry terminal

Winter Hours: 10-4 Wednesdays through Sundays

Admission: Half-price ­– $7 for adults, $5 for youth (13-17), $4 for children (5-12), $6 for seniors over age 62; always half-price for active military and dependents, always free for active military in uniform, Tin Can Sailors and children age 4 and younger

Focus: The destroyer’s role in U.S. naval history, including participation in the Gulf of Tonkin incident that escalated the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War

Highlights: About 90 percent of the ship is open for self-guided tours

Events: Love letters and Valentine-themed displays Feb. 12-14; Celebrate Admiral Turner Joy’s birthday Feb. 17 with cake on the mess deck

Valentinetti Puppet Museum

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257 Fourth St., Bremerton

Close to the ferry terminal

Hours: 11-3 Tuesdays, 11-4 Wednesdays through Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. First Fridays

Admission: Free

Focus: Celebrates the art and history of puppetry around the world

Highlight: Coin-operated Pelham mechanical puppet show from England with dancing marionettes

Events: Recycled Puppet Workshop, 11 a.m. Feb. 20, $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child in a household, call 360-373-2992 to reserve a spot; Stories from Junk Puppet Land, performance by Bill Jarcho of Zambini Brothers, 2 p.m. Feb. 27, Olympic College Theater (15th & Ohio Streets), $7, For tickets.

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