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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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Very fun activity for kids 10 and younger.

We've been taking our kids to the Discovery Museum for years. My older son especially loves the ships with sand and "treasures". The wave science and art areas are also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've been taking our kids to the Discovery Museum for years. My older son especially loves the ships with sand and "treasures". The wave science and art areas are also noteworthy. My younger son enjoyed trying to "catch fish" on the ship indoors. Lots of fun activities in a great surrounding area that is picturesque. Really great for kids 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been going to the Museum for several years now. Our child loves everything about it. While some of the standing exhibits really need some TLC, the kids don't notice this. The grounds outside are fabulous, and I find I am jealous of my child.

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Oakley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I brought my kids age range 3 to 10 and they all loved it! I packed a lunch which they enjoyed at the picnic tables. The surrounding area is beautiful. The kids spent hours here since there was so much to do. A lot of hands on and enjoyed watching them so engaged.

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

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

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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