The museum by itself is more for kids...but there are some interesting models of the ships. I bought the tickets online (18$) which included the museum and Olympia Ship (submarine was not included). If you are without kids, suggest buying the tickets only for the Olympia Ship (10$) and submarine (12$). You can do the self-guided tour on Olympia Ship but for the submarine it's only a guided tour which happens every hour.
There are a lot of interactive exhibits for kids and the educational staff were really engaging! Plus we were able to tour the SS Columbia. Great Spring Break stop and not too busy when we arrived.
What a fun place for a rainy day. The gentleman who runs the section with the miniature boat models was the absolute star of the show - my friends and I talked to him for almost an hour! He was such a wealth of information and such a nice guy.
Pretty quite museum great for kids. There is a lot of pictures and boards with great info to learn from. When you walk in this place you feel as if you lived in their time back in the 1800 or so.
Small two level Museum, lots of pictures and typed narrative info boards. They have a few artifacts. The boat shop is an active shop and is interesting. It is an ok Museum but I would not return. The is the USS Olympia, a pretty WW1 Era Cruiser and a WW2 Era Submarine for a additional charge a short walk from the Museum. The Sub is only open for guided tours and the cruiser is self guided but no entry below decks or on the fore and aft decks for the main large gun turrets.