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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
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW 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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After reading a few reviews of this place, we decided to check it out since we were staying in the area (Oakland). It was fun for our 4-yr old, however the entrance fee seemed a bit much considering what it was. Our boy did love all the interactive displays, though, and the hands-on aspect was very much appreciated. It is... More

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Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great place to take little kids. You can spend almost a whole day here. I love the crafty rooms. My son isn't crafty AT ALL yet he took to these stops at this place. Painting on the windows, what kid doesn't like that. There's a fish pond with plastic fish they can pull out of the water... More

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't miss a trip to this museum with your children if you near San Francisco. Great view onto the bridge and easy to combine with visit to golden gate national park. My 4 year old son had a fab time exploring outdoors and indoors. Building,creating,fixing. Playing with water. My baby boy of 8 months loved exploring too in a safe... More

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Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the best way to entertain the entire family. They have different variety of activities, playground, crafts, learning and building. It is well worth the $$ if you need to get the kids outdoors while in the Bay Area.

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