Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito

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  • If you are interested in the hydraulic functioning and ecology of SF Bay, I recommend the Bay Model Visitor's Center in Sausalito. The museum was built and is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineer...  more »
  • 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 myst...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Interesting model of the San Francisco bay and delta area tides. The model is the size of 2 football fields and every 15 minutes or so goes from high to low tide and back again. They also have a small display about the Marinship shipyard that was there in about 1942. Interesting short film and artifacts.
  • This is a wonderful place for exploration and education. Bring your children here for an education they will love. Lots of interactive stations that will keep the most jaded engaged. There is no charge for entry, although they do ask for donations.
  • Amazing visual history of the bay area. Hidden gem for civil engineering geeks.
  • Free, informative, dated. The staff is wonderful, their effort was impressive.
  • The staff greeted me at the door and gave me a amazing history lesson! Gave me a pamphlet to help explain what I would looking at inside the exhibit. They even had a theater with a cool show. This place has some important history for the bay area and I strongly encourage people to stop and visit this fun interactive spot : )

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