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Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965
415-339-3900
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Granite Bay, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great museum for young kids. The museum is interactive and they can pick up things, put things together and play with other kids. They are learning but they don't know it!

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We chanced extending our return journey cycle from Sausalito to San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge to include a trip to this attraction and it was worth even the uphill cycle back onto the main road afterwards!! Our 2.5 year old and 5 year old had great fun storming around the interactive exhibits and the outdoor play areas were... More

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Chino, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Having been to more than our share of "children's museums, I had some reservations about yet another visit to one. Wrong! This is without a doubt the best one we have ever been to for our kids and the grandkids!! Well designed, plenty of activities, lots of "hands on" things to do. Best of all--They have benches and seating throughout... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited from out of state with our 20 month old, 5 year old and 6 1/2 year old in June 2014 and there was something for everyone. The Tot Spot offered a space for our 20 month old to explore without worry of getting trampled by big kids. The Bay Hall had a crawl through tunnel, Thomas train table,... More

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san francisco
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We've been going here for years and it's always a wonderful place to explore. The tot area was perfect when they were young and now the outdoor space is more their speed. Can't beat the views and area.

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Elk Grove, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

When we first heard about this attraction we thought it would be a good place to spend 2-3 hours on the way into San Francisco. My wife found free tickets through our local library so we decided to give it a try. Our son is 8 years old and all of the reviews seem to indicate that he would have... More

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Phoenix, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is what is commonly referred to as a children's museum, which is to say that it's not a museum at all but just a place for kids to play. We're from out of town, and I thought we could learn something about the bay area here, but that was not the case. Though my 5-year-olds loved it, I can't... More

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Fremont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We recently visited the Bay Area Discovery Museum for the first time after buying some discounted tickets from Amazon Local. Overall, I found it a nice place for small kids to explore and play for 2-3 hours. While they say that their target is toddlers and kids under 8-years old, my 11-year old kept occupied (sort of) as well. The... More

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San Jose, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I purchased a family discount ticket for my daughter and her two children to visit the Bay Area Discovery Museum. We had a wonderful time. The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located right under the Golden Gate Bridge. We parked near the little beach and harbor area and had a snack before we went inside. There are also plenty of... More

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DiscoveryMuseum, Manager at Bay Area Discovery Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you had such a great visit to the Bay Area Discovery Museum! We're sorry to read that you missed our restaurant - Bean Sprouts Cafe offers lunch, snacks and drinks for kids and grown-ups - and is conveniently located near our picnic area. We hope you'll get a chance to try it out on your next visit!... More

Sausalito
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a great place for all ages of children. My granddaughter was 13 months old when we went and she had a great time and so did we! They've got it all figured out, a section for toddlers, etc, etc. Plenty of things to do and explore and learn. I had no idea such a treasure was right here in... More

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