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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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Great Stop for a Toddler!

We stopped here on our way to the Muir Woods. It was worth the stop. The view from their parking lot is so pretty with the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum itself is super cute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way to the Muir Woods. It was worth the stop. The view from their parking lot is so pretty with the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum itself is super cute. They have different buildings each housing a different activity. My son loved the room with trains. We had to bribe him with lunch to get... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our toddler grandson had a great time and engaged all his imagination during our recent visit. His parents became members after their first visit last month. This is an indoor/outdoor experience that provides hours of engagement for every child...and some for us adults too! As a retired museum professional, I was impressed with the wide range of activities that have... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place is a golden gem found at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was memorial day weekend and we headed out to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Traffic and parking was crazy at the Golden Gate Parking lots and San Francisco police were out trying to direct millions of visitors. Solution, cross the Golden Gate Bridge by... More 

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boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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England
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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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Additional Information about Bay Area Discovery Museum

Address: Address: 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-339-3900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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