The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a children's museum geared towards children ranging from 6 months to 10 years old with exhibitions and hands-on attractions designed to foster critical thinking. Their official mission is to equip kids with the skills they need to be the innovators of tomorrow.

    Being a children's museum, this destination is designed specifically for families. Most visitors spend around 3 to 4 hours here, but that can last much longer depending on how interested your little one is in the exhibits. Taking part in the programmes will add to that time as well.

    Bay Area Discovery Museum in San Francisco - one of the highlights of 11 Things to Do with Your Family in San Francisco (Read all about San Francisco here)

    Bay Area Discovery Museum highlights

    Most of the exhibits at this museum tend to be STEM-focused to foster the kind of problem-solving skills that will help kids in the future. One of the best spots for this is Bay Hall, which is a miniature version of the San Francisco ports with moveable boats and an underwater tunnel.

    For more hands-on learning, your family can visit the "How Things Work" exhibit, which features convenient cutouts of complicated machinery like cars to showcase the components that make them run. Of course, several of the exhibits function similarly to a playground.

    Good to know when visiting the Bay Area Discovery Museum

    If you're looking to save on your trip, be sure to take advantage of any discounts you may qualify for whether it's a senior discount, military discount, or the AAA discount. Additionally, the first Wednesday of each month offers free admission for everyone.

    Besides the museum offerings, you'll also find a small store and a café. The store has some souvenirs, but you'll also find toys and clothes fit for kids. Meanwhile, the Bean Sprouts Café offers delicious treats like smoothies, sandwiches, soups, and salads, all made with nutritious and fresh ingredients.

    Bay Area Discovery Museum in San Francisco

    Location: 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 415-339-3900

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