Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

4.4
#2 of 8 in Museums in Marin County
Enlighten the minds of young travelers at Bay Area Discovery Museum, a children's establishment dedicated to promoting creative thinking and problem-solving. Aimed at ages between six months and eight years, this museum provides hands-on, exciting exhibits to keep kids interested. Focus on fun while you navigate the art studio, the bay hall in an imaginary seaside setting, the lookout cove with an outdoor exploration area, and much more. Consider taking your own snacks, as the cafe often gets crowded. Add Bay Area Discovery Museum and other attractions to your Sausalito trip itinerary using our Sausalito trip itinerary builder website .
Create an itinerary including Bay Area Discovery Museum
map
Bay Area Discovery Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
189 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • We took our two little ones here (2 and 1) and they had a ball. There is plenty to entertain very small kids so our 1-year-old, rather than simply following her brother around (as she often does at pl...  more »
  • Out visiting in the bay area with my nephews...4 and 18 months...found this this place. Such a cute museum. Alot of interactive and imaginative play area. Came on a Thursday in September, so it wasn't...  more »
  • We visit Northern California from TX every summer and this was the first time we hit up the Bay Area Discovery Museum. I can't speak too much to the activities or inside as my kids were outside the en...  more »
Google
  • Have taken son here at 6 months and 22 months. He has loved it both times. The most recent time we stayed all day and he loved every minute of it. Seems great for all ages! Lots of advanced crafts for when he gets older.
  • It secretly has the most unique view of the Golden Gate bridge and a gorgeous view of the city. A lot of the museum is outdoors which is great. The "tot spot" is definitely cool for small children, and it has a great water feature. Free parking too!
  • This place was AMAZING! We saw Daniel Tiger, dug up a gravel pit, built a forklift and climbed in and out of a boat... in the FIRST hour. Even though the exhibits were great and the staff was pleasant, I was actually most impressed with the food. A children's museum with healthy, tasty food!
  • We thought the toddlers would be done after an hour, but three hour later, plus a cute lunch at the on-site cafe, and we needed to leave, but the kids still wanted to play. They slept all the way home. Remember to bring a sweater, even in summer.
  • One of the best children's activity centers in the Bay Area. They have rotating artists in residence, several buildings worth of interactive activities, 3D printer building, a huge outdoor area with sunken ships to explore. My favorite exhibit is the Bay Area activity building with a fishing boat, cranes like the Port of Oakland, and train sets. They have a great cafeteria with organic and healthy foods available.

Plan your trip to Sausalito

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sausalito

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Sausalito by other users

23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sausalito BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Sausalito BY A USER FROM ISRAEL January, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Sausalito & San Francisco BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Sausalito BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Sausalito & Napa Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sausalito BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans