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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 #5 of 10 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
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

1. great for kids especially under 6 2. parking gets filled fast so try to get there early 3. bring jackets since it does get cold out there 4. great view of the golden gate bridge 5. you could bring your own food but their canteen has great healthy meal for the family - a bit expensive though. 6. just... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The kids museum is average with a number of buildings where the exhibits are kept. Don't go on a rainy day, you'll get drenched as you move from one building to the next, and the outdoor exhibits won't be a lot of fun either. It was alright for what it was and the kids generally enjoyed it, but for what... More 

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

We certainly agree that the Exploratorium is a wonderful Museum and happy that you enjoy it there. We're sorry that it rained while you were here - it's a very rare experience these days! Different visitors will have different opinions about the weather. Some of our younger visitors love stomping through puddles, for instance! Most of our exhibit and programming... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Yet the rest of us were not as impressed. Smart to go here BEFORE the awesome exploratorium. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge is incomparable.

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This little gem is at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge on the Sausalito side. Best for kids under 7, some simple science, outdoor playground a small cafe, a good 2-3hours without being too bored. Also, you can walk and do hiking at Ft. Baker and enjoy the great views!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This museum has lots of fun things especially for the under 5 set to enjoy. And for parents and guardians, gorgeous views of the north side of Golden Gate Bridge, and views of the SF skyline. Nestled in a shady eucalyptus grove across the bay from San Francisco, the Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a cool getaway for all ages.... More 

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