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San Francisco Bay Model

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Address: 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-332-3870
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The world's largest working model of San Francisco Bay.

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A Learning Experience

This is a wonderful place to visit with the family. If, like me, you were unaware of the great size of San Francisco Bay you will come away feeling awed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Mill Valley, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit with the family. If, like me, you were unaware of the great size of San Francisco Bay you will come away feeling awed.

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a super-cool huge model of the San Francisco Bay waters. It is free, and away from the horrible tourist clump by the Ferry. It is an interesting exhibit for young and old.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a huge model of the San Francisco Bay, with water slowly receding and coming back according to the tides. Much, much bigger than we expected - but don't expect crashing waves. The movement of the water is imperceptible. Interesting for anyone interested in marine patterns or engineering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Absolutely fascinating accurate scale model of the total SF Bay , the delta & the rivers feeding into the Bay. A huge display with plenty of information about the bay & the model & its construction. Built in the 1950's to enable scientists & governments to properly assess the effects of planned developments on the total ecosystem. The tidal flow... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Educational site by the Corp of Engineers, US government. Good overview of the currents of the bay and the effects of the bay on the environment. Located on the water north end of town. Over Labor Day weekend, it's open for to enjoy!!

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A very interesting visit! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model is a working hydraulic scale model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. It is all indoors in a VERY large building on the old Marin Shipyard site. Built in the 1950's used for research, opened to the public in 2000. It also includes... More 

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Kane, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I first visited in Nov. of 2014. The place was down for repairs and non functioning. We spent over 2 hours there that's how amazing this place is...revisited in June, and was awed at how the water ebbed and flowed. Obviously the repairs worked. I was later talking to a local who remembered taking field trips and said she'd have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very unique museum that visually explains how San Francisco Bay works. It is enlightening and fun. I think it is a well worth visit when in Sausalito.

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vianne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great experience. I had not realised how many bays there were and how much it takes to manage the shipping routes and also the wetlands. If going again I would join one of the Ranger talks to get an even better understanding.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great sight for people who are really interested in this kind of thing. There are lots of signs to read with information on them and it is fun to find where you live and learn about the water model in CA

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