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Bay Area Discovery Museum

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Address: 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-339-3900
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the nationally recognized...
Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the nationally recognized Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor family museum that offers a full range of activities for children ages 8 and younger. The Museum's unique programs feature hands-on art and science exhibits, performances, workshops, and cultural festivals -- all with a focus on fun.
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If your child loves Curious George this is the place to go!

My 3 year old learned about how to make shadow puppets, the types of animals you find in a tide pool, how a bird might make a nest, and the sound dynamics of different sized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My 3 year old learned about how to make shadow puppets, the types of animals you find in a tide pool, how a bird might make a nest, and the sound dynamics of different sized pipes. She enjoyed playing in the stream area and on the fishing boat that they have there as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am so glad we went here while visiting the area. It is such a neat place! The view of the GGB alone is wonderful when you walk out of each building but there are so many neat activities for kids of all ages to participate in. Well worth the money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Took our granddaughter to the museum today and it was as wonderful as always. Second year we have bought her a family membership. Highly recommend this place for families. There is something for everyone both indoors and outside. The displays change from time to time and there are many extra activities for members. Our granddaughter even had her 3rd birthday... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I don't think there was a single thing my family and I disliked about this place. At first I was a little put off by having to pay for my toddler to get in, but once I saw how much was available for his age, I could see why this is the case. It was about $40 for the three... More 

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This summer the museum is offering several Curiosity Fridays with extended hours from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and with the special appearances from Curious George besides the amazing Story time and exhibits from the same character! Since we knew they were closing late, we came at 2:30 and first we enjoyed the delicious and healthy sandwiches from the Bean... More 

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Manor, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our 2 year old loved this place. From the moment we stepped into the museum area, my little one noticed the fish painted on the ground. "Fish! Fish!!! Fishies!!! (running around)" With that start, I knew this would be a fun and interesting place for her. We walked a little further, and lo and behold, bubbles!! Yet another positive note... More 

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Kane, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great family/adult/kid place. Retired science teacher, so I have a bias towards loving this type of place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was a little disappointed with this museum. The location was beyond amazing, but it just didn't have as many activities as I thought. And the activities that they did have were mainly geared for younger kids. My daughters are 6 and 8. And, yes, they had a great time, but I was expecting a lot more and something more... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Great stimulation of all the senses. She especially loves the musical instruments and the tot play area geared towards children under the height limit. Beautiful location with a great view! Easy free parking lot.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stopped here on our way to the Muir Woods. It was worth the stop. The view from their parking lot is so pretty with the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum itself is super cute. They have different buildings each housing a different activity. My son loved the room with trains. We had to bribe him with lunch to get... More 

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Additional Information about Bay Area Discovery Museum

Address: 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-339-3900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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