Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito

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#3 of 8 in Museums in Marin County
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  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 3, 2017
    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 »
  • July 22, 2017
    This free attraction run by the US Govt is in Sausalito just minutes from San Francisco. It was built for real research, but converted to educational purposes in 2000. It is a huge (3 football fields)...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    Amazing visual history of the bay area. Hidden gem for civil engineering geeks.
  • June 13, 2017
    Free, informative, dated. The staff is wonderful, their effort was impressive.
  • September 14, 2016
    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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