Bay Area Discovery Museum

Family Favorite 5.0 Museum 557 McReynolds Rd Sausalito

This museum is a completely interactive playland overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. The exhibits cater to children up to age 8 and there's a specially designed Tot Spot for infants and toddlers under 42 inches in height. Located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, they have both indoor and outdoor components that encourage kids to move, play and have fun while they learn. Exhibits are ever changing which make the experience fresh every time. Purchase an annual family membership for $150 with access to members-only events. Also offers classes, camps, birthday parties, and a preschool.

  • Restrooms — Yes

    The bathrooms by the front desk have child-size potties.

  • Mothers Room — Yes

    Semi-private nursing nook in Bay Hall.

  • Good for Play — Yes

    Dedicated play area for infants and toddlers and a separate pirate-themed playground for older kids.

  • Changing Tables — Yes

  • Stroller Friendly — Yes

  • Indoor Play — Yes

  • Good for Nursing — Yes

  • Parking — Yes

★★★★★

This place is perfect for young children to play, explore, and create!

★★★★★

After years of waiting- didn’t want to deal with traffic- we made it to BADM my daughter is 4 1/2 we have friends who joined with a 5 year old and a 20th month old. They had activities for all ages. They also had 6 birthday parties but because of the size (7.5 acres) you couldn’t tell. I noticed that a team met birthday families out front to help them load up. Also ate at cafe solid selecti... More

★★★★★

We love it!

★★★★★

Great place for kids of all ages!

★★★★★

Beautiful location!!

Anonymous Sep 13, 2017

PSA - Bay Area discovery museum is closed for annual maintenance and will reopen Sep 23

★★★★★

Fun summer activity idea! Pick up this free adventurers book at the Discovery Museum and try to complete all the challenges!

Does the Bay Area Discovery Museum have little toilets for kids? In the midst of potty training and not yet at the point where using spotty seat on a regular toilet works very well.

★★★★★

Such a beautiful day in Marin County. We met Daniel Tiger too!

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I've already reviewed BADM, but wanted to tell everyone how awesome the Daniel Tiger exhibit is. Checked it out today and my oldest had a blast! They have a ton of awesome Daniel Tiger books and toys in their gift shop. My youngest slept through the whole thing. 😴

★★★★★

Finally checked out BADM on a gorgeous Day! It's completely free to the public the first Wednesday of every month. It was in the 80s today and a free day and it still didn't feel overwhelmingly crowded! There's picnic area and tables. It's a fun place for all but seems to geared towards younger kids --toddlers to early elem school) they have free parking and stunning views!

★★★★★

Another weekend, another trip to our favorite spot. This time featuring Grandpa. Saw people who brought a blanket and were having their own picnic back behind the playground area. I want to do that next time!

★★★★★

Highly recommend this place for anyone with toddlers. Lots of play areas and crafts for the little ones, they will not get bored!

★★★★★

A pretty awesome pumping/nursing room here. I'm currently pumping while my 3 year old sits next to me playing with trains. Really great spot.

★★★★★

We enjoyed the free Wednesday at BADM today, hanging in the train room tunnel. I kind of want to live here.

★★★★★

We became members at BADM when my oldest was 5 months old and it quickly became one of our favorite places to go. We used to spend all of our time in the toddler section (2 super fun rooms where kiddos can play with different textures, shapes, sounds and even water), but now we play everywhere. With the weather being spectacular today we spent most of our time outside on their incredible play s... More

★★★★★

We love it here and just bought a membership!

★★★★★

So much to see and do at BADM! Kids were fighting naps so we took a late afternoon trip there with a friend and it was empty. My toddler loves the train room. Pro tip: pack snacks and eat them on the big grassy field overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

★★★★★

On our way over! We'll head to the tot spot first (probably be there at 10am)

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