6. Bay Area Discovery Museum

I couldn’t wait to write further about the Bay Area Discovery Museum at Fort Baker because it’s just such a gem of a kids place. We started going there years ago with our two year old when we first moved to Marin. It’s grown tremendously over the past two decades but hasn’t lost its intimate young-child scale, engaging activities and interactive exhibitions. It’s got an an exploration area just for babies and toddlers where they can crawl or climb on/under/through animal homes and an outdoor area with an elevated “stream” that is always a huge hit.

It’s a great venue on weekdays for parents with toddlers looking for a morning-long activity, and there’s a terrific cafe with super healthy and tasty food (all sourced locally) so you’ll never be caught without enough food or beverages to tide you over ’til home.

Right now there’s a special exhibition on “Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home” and the last chance for kids to meet Smokey and Woodsy in person is this Sunday, the 9th, from 11-12!

Another Museum program that’s starting its 8th season at the Discovery Theatre (at the Entry Pavilion) this Saturday is World On Stage, a weekly dance, musical or theatrical performance by some of the Bay Area’s most accomplished youth and adult artists. This runs through February, usually on Saturday but also on the two Mondays that are holidays. Buy your tickets in advance.


Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, except when noted

Admission Fees:

$8: Children (1 – 17)
$10: Adults
$8: Seniors (62+ years)
Children under 1 and members: FREE

Free Museum Admission 1st Wednesday of Every Month!

Location: (map)

557 McReynolds Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965

About Anne Mosnier Kennedy (374 Articles)
Real Estate Broker / Cal-Haas MBA / Architect / Real Estate Investment Instructor

1 Comment on 6. Bay Area Discovery Museum

  1. I have many fond memories of my kids exploring this museum. It is a special treat for Marin and San Francisco families, especially on those long rainy days. Fun!

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