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Bay Area Discovery Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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When you visit the museum, as you get out of your vehicle and turn around you seethe San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is really great for kids of all ages. There is so many buildings for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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My kid is a runner. He sees something he wants, he runs for it. With that in mind, I feel assured... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Cyndi V
San Francisco, California
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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 1 week ago

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

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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

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

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.

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

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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

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

Thank Mark b
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Cute/Fun place for kids and adults alike. Appears the be the most appropriate for kids 5+. There are also great views of the Golden Gate Bridge to enjoy!

Thank Krystal J
Reviewed 5 April 2018

On Easter break and looking for things to do. Great outing for family. Lots of things to do and learn.

Thank PickyPickyTracy_CA
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We visited with our toddler and he loved it. So much for him to do. I agree with reviewers who say it’s not for older children. I would say up to about 6 years would be fine but older children would probably be bored. However...More

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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.
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Response from ronsF6171VH | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are eating areas. Outside food allowed