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Bay Area Discovery Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Best Kids Activity Center I Have Seen

If you have young kids or grandkids and need a safe, clean, scenic and most of all engaging place... read more

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One of the best museums for children that we went. We went with our 3 years old girl and she loved... read more

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BADM will close for annual maintenance September 10 to September 21. 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...more
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557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
+1 415-339-3900
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have young kids or grandkids and need a safe, clean, scenic and most of all engaging place to keep them entertained for hours, there is no better place than the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, California. This place is flat out astounding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrewsk8s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums for children that we went. We went with our 3 years old girl and she loved. We spent all day there with many wonderful activities. Even for us (parents) it was very funny because the museum has a lot of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elipessoa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rain or shine this is a fabulous place to take the under 10 crowd. Dress in layers and bring a change of clothes for the kids for some activities welcome messy play. There are so many activities to partake in, it is sure to please...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sftravelangel
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is really great for kids of all ages. There is so many buildings for them to go into that have many different activities for them to do and places to play and mingle with other kids. It is easy to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gofnbol
Reviewed 23 September 2018

My kid is a runner. He sees something he wants, he runs for it. With that in mind, I feel assured that he's safe here. Every few months, the exhibits change, stimulating a child's desire for discovery. Exhibits focus on STEAM with activities like painting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cyndi V
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We have a 6 and 8 old which is about the oldest I would take kids here. There were a couple fun art stations, but most of the indoor activities are geared for younger kids. There is an amazing outdoor area for the kids to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My son and I flew in from Florida to visit family and based on their recommendations we went to the museum with my seven-year-old son. It was and educational and fun experience for all of us.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop in here after we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge (and thanks to reviews on trip advisor). I wasn’t sure there would be enough to entertain our 13 month old, but as we’d spent a lot of time on ourselves during...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Age range is about 3-8. There are creativity areas; art areas; nature labs; design areas; research toys; science tools. Fun times through exhibits, as my 6 1/2 grandson loved pretending fishing on the boat (like a REAL fisherman) who pretends to catch fish! playing in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ronsF6171VH
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Took our 2 1/2 year old grandson and had a blast. The museum consists of several building each housing different fun activities. There is a tot lot for little ones plus outdoor spots. Plus you can get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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29 July 2018|
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Response from JoanB127 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s better for younger children to be honest. There are a couple of rooms they might find interesting but overall I think they’d be bored.
12 May 2018|
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Response from ronsF6171VH | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are eating areas. Outside food allowed