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Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
+1 415-339-3900
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I think its a fun place to bring 'young' children!

Reading some of the reviews I would have thought otherwise but we had a great time with our... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2016
A day well spent

We got a Groupon to here and decided to go on a Saturday. Since there driver from home is over an... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2016
Ninaad D
Dublin, California
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
+1 415-339-3900
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

Reading some of the reviews I would have thought otherwise but we had a great time with our grandchildren aged 6 & 4. Sure there were toys and interactive areas that weren't anything special but there were many areas that were fun and unique. BIG...More

Thank pglaw
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We got a Groupon to here and decided to go on a Saturday. Since there driver from home is over an hour we reached only by 11 am and initially I thought that we might not have enough time to explore it all. But the...More

Thank Ninaad D
Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is probably best for ages 2-10. There are different vintage buildings that house various activities. LOTS of kids running amok, so stay close to your toddlers. There are make believe vignettes, glass painting, clay modeling, outdoor play areas. The views are worthy (its a...More

Thank Baba L
Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is a sheep shearing operation for parents who don't have the imagination to find a local playground and who want to pay a high admission price for not very much. Take a walk on the nearby beach, it's free and has a great view.

Thank SeekingOrganic
Reviewed August 28, 2016

While we didn't visit the museum, we found the area to be a great place to view the Golden Gate Bridge from down below and capture some fun photographs of bridge and view looking back towards San Francisco. There are lots of areas to walk...More

Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Reviewed August 18, 2016 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.

Thank Glendy22
Reviewed August 14, 2016

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...More

Thank KRey06
Reviewed August 12, 2016 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...More

Thank LovesOfJuneBug
Reviewed August 4, 2016

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....More

Thank Sylviattl
Reviewed July 30, 2016

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...More

Thank Sarah_L830
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