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Bay Area Discovery Museum

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Address: 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
Phone Number: 415-339-3900
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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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Limited activities for toddlers

Not a lot of educational activities as I expected however, my little one enjoyed it and I guess that's what really matters. I wouldn't bring my kids to this museum very often as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Glendy22
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a lot of educational activities as I expected however, my little one enjoyed it and I guess that's what really matters. I wouldn't bring my kids to this museum very often as the activities available are limited for toddlers.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Cavallo Point Lodge for a week and this is on campus with the Lodge. We bought 6 tickets from Groupon and got in for under $45. I have 3 children ages 7,4 and 2 and they all really loved this place. I took the 2 year old in to the Tot Spot area (only 3 and under... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family has a membership here (budget families should see their website for details on the discounted Family Access Membership) and we usually visit the museum about once a month. Our 16 month old loves walking around and exploring. Every time we've gone, we've discovered something new. The Tot Spot is meant for younger toddlers, but there are almost always... More 

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Thank LovesOfJuneBug
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me (a museum enthusiast), it is more like a learning center than a museum. I took my almost-one-year-old baby there last June. There is a designated area for babies and tots. I was not too impressed by the infant play rooms. They actually stank. The garden and water feature outside are not bad, but they are more appropriate for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an absolutely perfect place to bring my toddler while on our vacation to San Francisco. The setting was spectacular (right at the base of the golden gate bridge and with a view of the water) and there was so much to do for kids! Playgrounds, painting, places to run around, musical instruments to play with, etc. They literally... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed, fun and informative area for children aged 1 to 10 to explore. More of a (very involved) play area than a museum, but still much for children to learn and develop. Good to bring a picnic; although the cafe itself was a bit weak.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Well run, meticulously maintained hands on museum for preschool children. Close to the Golden Gate Bridge- you can see the bridge from museum. There is a restaurant , a gift store and scheduled art classes. There is an option for birthday parties. It was so much fun to watch the orderly chaos. We went with a 2 1/2 year old... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect place for toddlers and young kids! We stayed only for two hours but you easily can spend the whole day! It is so much to do inside and outside. The staff is very friendly and helpful! The food is very yummy as well

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This Museum is located in Fort Baker, which means you get a great and different view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is large enough to keep preschool aged kids engaged. It is an interactive museum, meaning that you can play with wooden trains on a track that includes a "golden gate bridge" and inside this room there is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito is the perfect place to take your little one for an afternoon of educational playtime. The location is outstanding and provides a wonderful view of the golden gate bridge and the San Francisco skyline. With plenty of engaging games and activities, this museum will keep your kids entertained for several hours!

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