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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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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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Granite Bay, California
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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51 helpful votes 51 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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