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San Francisco Bay Model

2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965-1753
+1 415-332-3870
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WOW! Free and fun.

Plan on spending at least 2 hours exploring this free gem. Our visit to San Francisco was cut... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great (free) opportunity to understand how the Bay works and the work done by the team to modelise... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Lasne, Belgium
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The world's largest working model of San Francisco Bay.
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2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965-1753
+1 415-332-3870

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Plan on spending at least 2 hours exploring this free gem. Our visit to San Francisco was cut short due to weather and we decided to finally explore the model. Why we waited so long to visit is a mystery. No longer used in planning,...More

Thank CLo976
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Great (free) opportunity to understand how the Bay works and the work done by the team to modelise it. Worth spending 2 or 3 hours, also nice exhibition on the war time shipyard.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This free attraction run by the US Govt is in Sausalito just minutes from San Francisco. It was built for real research, but converted to educational purposes in 2000. It is a huge (3 football fields) model of the SF Bay Estuary and Sacramento Delta....More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was such a trip, seeing a scale model of the entire watershed! Used to predict the ramifications of public works alterations and disasters, this model has helped leaders make decisions for years. So interesting to see how everything relates to everything else! Fascinating! Worth...More

Thank Susan C H
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I'm a bit of a geek, admittedly, but I love the Bay model. It's a quick trip over from the City on the ferry and then a relatively short walk from the ferry terminal. Another short walk to Fish for a late lunch or early...More

Thank dahwah
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Learning how the water flows in an out of San Francisco Bay and all the other local watersheds is the thing at this super model that takes up a couple of blocks. Great informational displays as well, about the flora and fauna of the area,...More

Thank msjones707
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We went on a weekday with our grandsons. The model is located in one huge building. It was designed as a place to test ideas about the San Francisco Bay area prior to computer simulations. Everything is to scale with landmarks and locations clearly marked....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a huge undertaking to build this gigantic model of the whole Bay and surrounding area. Great attention to detail, well-maintained, lots of signs displays & explaining what everything is & how it works. This is how everything had to be done before there was...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Best to call before you go. it was our plan for the last day of our vacation to see the model we had heard so much about, so we and some family all met up at the model only to find sorry closed on the...More

Thank hammerholt
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While visiting our son we took a trip over the Golden gate to Sausalito to a building that holds the model built of San Francisco bay and the delta. It is all concrete and the entire waterway does a simulated tidal flush in 14 minutes....More

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Response from RFW1943 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost. It is an amazing place and I urge you to visit.