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Bay Area Discovery Museum

Address: 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-339-3900
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the nationally recognized Bay Area Discovery Museum...
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Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Santa Rosa, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We took a 4 and 7 year old. There was more than enough things to do to keep them busy. They fell right to sleep as soon as we got in the car.

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New York City, New York, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a nice little museum for kids. It has many activities, arts and crafts, a nice playground and so forth. Make sure to find a deal on Groupon or Travelzoo before coming here and you'll save a lot of money - otherwise it's overpriced. It's nothing we haven't seen before with kids. Some of the employees were a bit... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

:Lots to do for kids 2-9. Half the museum is outside which is fine most days though it can get cold and windy in the winter. we loved the circle exhibition and the outdoor spaces.Go to town for lunch if you want better food than what they offer which is adequate.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great place for young children to explore by touching, feeling, playing, creating, & etc. Even the arts & science area was fun. It was very enjoyable to see both my toddlers age 4 & 2 years enjoy a place that is designed for them that had safe and fun areas to play at/in. We visited for about 2 hours. Wished... More 

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My kids love this place , it felt like 4 hours weren't enough to do the exploring . The outdoor and indoor activities are very fun . There is an indoor place to paint and play with ice ...kids had lot of fun . Aside from that , this location has fantastic options for taking photos . The views of... More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you have kids aged 2 - 9 Go! Something for every imagination. We loved the "stick hut". Avoid a rainy day , plan at least three hours and the entrance fee will be worth it. Kids should wear "get mudy-sticky-painty" clothes. Also, enjoy great GG Bridge views, yummy food, and sightingd of the fascinating species of "SF/Marin techno-parentis" and... More 

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California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is a must see for anyone traveling through this area. There are things for every age group but our group of kids were aged 3-7 and they all loved it. Lots of hands on and lots of outdoor activities. They have new events and activities from time to time so check the website and plan accordingly. They also... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a fantastic and interesting place, under Golden Gate Bridge! You can take the best pictures from there with the kids playing in the playground. It is a museum with countless activities that enhances creativity, motion coordination, problem solving, everything is fun and environment friendly. It closes at 5 so make sure you spend at leasttttt 3 hours.

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Hopland, California
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My son was under two years old when we went, so I wasn't sure how much he'd 'get' it; but he had a blast! There are many things to play with and explore for different ages. Will definitely return soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We had an ok time employees are really snooty and rude, but the kids love playing here. The food tasted good but after lunch on ride home one by one both boys, my wife then myself began to vomit uncontrollable. Food preparation seemed off as our orders were all wrong so im sure there food safty is as well. All... More 

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