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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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This is an amazing place for kids and kids at heart!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Richmond, California
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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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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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Santa Rosa, California
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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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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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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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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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