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Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

Categories: Children’s Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Sausalito vacation route planner to visit Bay Area Discovery Museum on your trip to Sausalito, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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, ...  read more »
  • 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 Fran...  read more »
  • Not a lot of educational activities as I expected however, my little one enjoyed it and I guess that's what really matters. I wouldn't bring my kids to this museum very often as the activities availab...  read more »
  • YES! for kids! perfect! not sure how to describe this place, but my kids love it so much that they forget that i exist! which mean i get to be bored enjoy coffee and check facebook while they play!
  • 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. I have a great cafeteria with organic and healthy foods available.
  • Great for younger kids (2-5) and older kids. Plenty of outdoor musical exhibits to run around and bang on, and indoor creative building exhibits also.
  • I would still recommend this place for people with Children 5 or younger. For older children, the projects are highly regimented without much if any ability for the child to explore/design on their own. This in itself would have been ok except I also had a surprisingly bad interaction with the art staff too on 4-6-13. Their project was for children to tie together cutouts the staff person was making into mobiles. My 9yo was pretty bored with this and I asked the staff person if I could have just a few pieces of paper prior to it being cut so my child could make her own shapes. The staff person (blond, butch cut hair) said they didn't allow children to diverge from the plan and refused to let us use the paper. I asked if we could just have a couple of pieces of paper to draw on and she said that was against the rules too. Seems odd to employ such sour pusses in what should be a sunny happy atmosphere.
  • My son loves that place.Whenever we are in town we go there.Make sure to bring warm clothes and also extra clothes because they have a water area for the little ones
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