We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
+1 415-339-3900
Review Highlights
Fun, casual museum

We were traveling with our two small daughters (6 and 3) during Pride weekend! in San Francisco... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA
via mobile
Something for Everyone

A friendly staff will guide your child's special explorations (specific activities are scheduled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Paltz, New York
via mobile
Read all 183 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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 activities for children ages 8 and younger. The Museum's unique programs feature hands-on art and science exhibits, performances, workshops, and cultural festivals -- all with a focus on fun.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“older kids” (11 reviews)
“play area” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
+1 415-339-3900
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (183)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling with our two small daughters (6 and 3) during Pride weekend! in San Francisco! Kind of crazy. We tried to stay out of all the "action" so headed to the museum. It has an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and...More

Thank srbmpna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly staff will guide your child's special explorations (specific activities are scheduled throughout the day) or enjoy outdoor and indoor play and activities on your own. Discoveries from toddler to preteen to explore! It's one of our favorite outings with our 4 year old!...More

Thank retiredandtraveling5
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We came here on a whim and the kids loved it. They had plenty of activities for them to do and see and it is right by the bay for good picture taking of the bridge. My children really liked that they got to meet...More

Thank jessicalM3902RR
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome location just outside SF in Sausalito. Uber from Market and 4th was $38. Filled with toddlers! Maybe bc Daniel Tiger was appearing. Great stations for art and STEM projects for older kids. Other exhibits and play spaces more suitable for toddlers and the areas...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We took our 16 month old niece and she absolutely loved it. There are multiple activities avaialble for a wide range of ages--from about a child that can walk/crawl all the way upto 10 year old probably. A great place to explore if you are...More

Thank vbdarsh
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This place rocks for ages 2 to 8. They have a giant outdoor playscape area in the back of the facility. It is creative, has climbing, crawl through, explore, trails, and creates imagination in the kids. There is a large building block area for making...More

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

If this is not a long way out then definitely a place to visit often. It's a simple set-up of many rooms with different activities and a lovely outdoor play area. Lots of things for little ones to try out - like the foam play...More

Thank kani75
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This museum is a great place to take your kids 8 months to 7yrs old. It's one of the best Children's museum. You can easily spend the whole day here. I would also pack a lunch so you can have a picnic there. The views...More

Thank hoteltraveler2015
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Our grandchildren loved this outdoor play space. They climbed, dug in the dirt, explored the paths, and rang the bell! We had perfect weather. This is not a rainy day destination. The snack shop has a nice variety of offerings.

Thank Weezer55
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

When researching things to do in Bay Area with 6 year old this seemed to be one of the highest rated attractions. I absolutely Agree! Pre-school to maybe 10 years will love It! And view looking south towards San Francisco is great also. Lunch /...More

Thank Don P
Nearby Restaurants
Napa Valley Burger Company
1,035 reviews
2.25 km away
Scoma's Of Sausalito
1,317 reviews
2.10 km away
Lappert's Ice Cream
401 reviews
2.29 km away
807 reviews
2.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vista Point
443 reviews
.48 km away
Marin Headlands
1,784 reviews
.72 km away
Battery Spencer
97 reviews
1.01 km away
San Francisco Bay
6,445 reviews
1.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bay Area Discovery Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines