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Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
+1 415-339-3900
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Rainy Day Fun

We spent about 4 hours here with our 3 and 4 year old. There were several hands on activities to... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
via mobile
Fantastic museum in a wonderful location

The museum was interesting and complimented our historical tour around San Francisco. The location... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (11 reviews)
“play area” (11 reviews)
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557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
+1 415-339-3900
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We spent about 4 hours here with our 3 and 4 year old. There were several hands on activities to choose from and spaces to explore. Our kiddos insisted we take the projects they made home in our suitcase. They would have happily spent more...More

Thank CA_TXTraveler
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The museum was interesting and complimented our historical tour around San Francisco. The location is also excellent for taking in different views of the Gold Gate Bridge, Angel Island and the bay area

Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a special place for younger children. It is filled with hands-on exhibits that kids can explore. Fine for toddlers. Much of the things to do are outside so it is a much better experience in good weather. Staff are very friendly and accommodating....More

Thank william c
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

If you live in the Bay Area or are just visiting and have children or grandchildren between the ages of 6 months to 10 years and are looking for a special day adventure to take them to, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is the...More

Thank ll123blue
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We bought a groupon for my husband, me and my 3 and 1 year-old. The museum is right in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Beautiful and gorgeous views of the bridge in the parking lot. The place is not a traditional museum - lots...More

1  Thank sally k
Reviewed 24 November 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 5 November 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 28 October 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 17 September 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 28 August 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
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