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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
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The world's largest working model of San Francisco Bay.

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Educate yourself on San Francisco Bay and environs

First visit after thinking about visiting for about 30 years. All locals should visit here at least once (sooner rather than later). Free though a $5 donation is suggested... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
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Healdsburg, California
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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

First visit after thinking about visiting for about 30 years. All locals should visit here at least once (sooner rather than later). Free though a $5 donation is suggested. An acre plus model of the Bay and the Delta region. Plan on an hour to hour and one-half visit at least. Parking is also free. The model demonstrates the impacts... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a short while. A lot of effort has been put in, a model of the Bay Area and the Sausalito area. Very interesting and very in-depth. Just stopped for a short while. You can identify your home if you live here. Lot of planning into this model with lot of history. Drop by if you can not compulsory.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very informative venue for educating the public on important issues surrounding San Francisco Bay: history, geology, development, habitat; and, future. Well designed and user friendly. and Free!

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1 Thank Stan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

If you are an engineer or scientist, you will be in heaven. If you are mechanically inclined or just are interested in how things work, you will love this place.

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Corona del Mar, California
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We finally got around to visit this remarkable facility. Mind boggling and educational. It was much more that we expected.

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San francisco Bay Area
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've lived in Sausalito for years, but finally got myself and family visitors to the SF Bay Model--and what an eye-opener! The entire Bay Area H2O Eco system is on display, and what an amazing replication has been created for all to see here! In a matter of minutes, 24 hours of incoming/outgoing tides within our area are shown (with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Another reviewer called this place old school, and she would be right. That is what is so amazing about it. No crazy video-game enhanced gimmicks. Just a HUGE model of the bay you can actually walk around. The model is full of water and shows tides, bridges, roads, bays, currents, you name it. I think this is most often visited... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is a great opportunity to see a wooden sailboat being built in the same manner as over a hundred years ago. Take a tour with the very knowledgeable guide and learn all the interesting details. It's a really fascinating experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Took 2-11 year old boys and a 9-year old girl here on a weekday for a quick run through (about 45 minutes). In a huge old building on the water. Even kids with short attention spans will find the sheer size and scope of the space interesting and will likely learn something. Free (although I'm sure they appreciate donations).

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Order folks to come to this exquisite model of over 3,000 miles of the Greater San Francisco Bay shoreline. A couple of hours will briefly show just how magnificent this area is now. Engineers, children of all ages, fishermen, there is not person I can think of that will not marvel at this exquisite display. Accurate to about one foot,... More 

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