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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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This is a fantastic, hands on experience for younger children (preteen) Indoor and outdoor activities keep all involved.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mill Valley, California
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Mill Valley, California
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic, hands on experience for younger children (preteen) Indoor and outdoor activities keep all involved.

Thank Sunfl0wer3
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited with two under fours on a lovely sunny week day (nice and quiet!). Good variety of activities both inside and out. Favourites were playing on the boat and digging area in the play area, the outside stream and puppets in the tots area and the arts activities. Spent over 3hrs here, would recommend.

1 Thank Travelling_Bird
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We had been to bay area disciver museum recently abd our 3 yr old just loved the place. Its worth spending the time there and my son never got bored. There was also a painting and stamping session for kids. My my little artist just loved them. Will be back here for sure.And the cafe was too good, with all... More 

1 Thank Anjudan
Heidelberg, Germany
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39 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

There are trails in the maps here, but all of them are fenced off. No way to get near the horseshoe bay.

Thank LifeScientist
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

One of the best and kids friendly museum. Each museum will have activities for children. Great musical instruments. Very good location and view. Food is costly and very less quantity. In all must visit museum especially if you have kids.

Thank Chiloo-Chilee
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We took a family trip to San Francisco with our 15 month old and opted to visit the discovery museum over some of the more popular museums in the city and we are so glad we did! This place is designed for younger kids- there were entire areas he could explore and play - he had such a great time.

Thank jenjenattack
Rancho Cordova, California
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Took all 5 of the Grandkids for a Sunday funday. Ages from 6 weeks to 10 years.... It was a bit young for the 10 year old but she really enjoyed helping with the younger kids. The 6,4 and 18 month old LOVED it.... The 6 week old slept peacfully in the wonder breezes from the bay. :-) I would... More 

Thank Duker20
walnut grove, ca
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80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wonderful for kids! They have a scale model of the delta and the bay. It is a great way to spend the morning.

Thank gottogonow
San Ramon, California
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113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This Discovery Museum is a true delight. We went on Grandparent's Day with our 2.5 year old granddaughter. I don't know who had the better time! The exhibits were well within her abilities. There were several art projects which she loved making. They had someone playing a guitar and singing songs she knew. She liked dancing with us! They have... More 

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los angeles, ca
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

To be honest, when I think about taking my daughter to a children's museum, it's an obligation. This museum however, is a treat not only for the kids, but also for the adults. First of all, driving to Sausalito is ALWAYS a treat, despite the congestion crossing the Golden Gate bridge. It's always worth it. Once we cross over to... More 

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