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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
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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Great fun for toddler! :)

For ages 2 and under, I would give it 4 stars. For over 2 to 4, I would give it 5 stars. This place is pretty cool. There are different rooms with different themes for kids to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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boston
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

For ages 2 and under, I would give it 4 stars. For over 2 to 4, I would give it 5 stars. This place is pretty cool. There are different rooms with different themes for kids to play in. They range from art to trains/boat. My son loved the train room. They have a train set there for kids to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Fantastic place to take the little ones. Our son is 4 and there was so much to do. Lot's of good seating areas for the parents to keep a watchful eye. Picnic tables available, so pack a picnic. We stopped at Trader Joe's on the way in and got all the fixings. Good mixture of sun & shade outdoors and... More 

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Vacaville, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took our 4 year old granddaughter and her parents along with a dad and his 4 year old. We were fortunate that we had been given free passes so we didn't have to pay the $12.00 per person. The kids had a blast, it was all hands-on fun. There were some interesting and educational activities in the buildings and... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You can spend a whole day here with ease. Great views, lots of shade outdoors and activities for children under 5

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Says it is for 0-8s, but our 5 and 6 year olds were too old for most of the activities. They did enjoy themselves in the outside play areas and nature trails but $12 a head seemed a steep price to pay for what was essentially a playground experience - not too museum like at all. Would recommend only for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We took our 6 and 8 year olds and they were much too old for it. The arts centre was pretty uninspiring even for the young ones - few emptyish pots of paint and a table scattered with a bit of sand eith no one getting the kids to participate in anything. The playground has nothing very fun and the... More 

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was our first visit to this kids museum and we had a blast! It is perfectly located at Fort Baker, in Sausalito, and looking at the beautiful Golden Gate, so you can snap some good shots! The Lookout Cove is an outdoors area with a nice little trail, a peekaboo palace made from little branches, a shipwreck where little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spend half day with our 6 year old daughter. There is a lot to play and learn for the kids. There are different areas for the kids to explore. They can build things, play in the water or make patterns with sand. The location is also great, from the car park you have a view to the Golden Gate... More 

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San Rafael, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our 3 year old loves this place, especially the inside area where you paint on the windows. I love all the assortment of activities that keep kids busy and engaged. It's nice that there is so much to do outside, my only concern is the water play area's outside, could be cleaner for little hands (as little hands go into... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you like hands on and a place where kids go and don't wan to leave this is it. The location is historic Military land reclaimed. Right next to the San Francisco Bay this is family fun at its best. But its great for adults too.

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