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557 McReynolds Road Sausalito, CA 94965
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Bay Area Discovery Museum
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The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children's museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. The Museum is the only childrens museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park, and its exhibits are admired and emulated by other childrens museums nationwide. The Museum is recognized as the leading childrens museum dedicated to nurturing childhood creativity, fostering future generations of creative thinkers and innovators. With this emphasis on creativity through play, the Museum encourages children ages 6 months to 8 years to develop into curious, creative, adventurous lifelong learners and explorers.

The Museum's unique programs feature hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events, cultural festivals and ongoing educational curricula... all with a focus on fun!

The Museum is consistently recognized as the Bay Area's best! Here is a selected list of accolates.

Historical Preservation
California Preservation Foundation, Preservation Design Award, 2005
San Francisco Architectural Foundation, Architecture and Youth Award, 2000
National Historic Preservation Award from the Presidents Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1992
Media Recognition
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Best Nearby Discovery 2009
North Bay Bohemian, Best Family Destination & Best Imagination Center, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Best Birthday Party 2010
Pacific Sun, Best Place for a Kid's Party, Hall of Fame, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007,
Lilapick Best Kids Outing 2008
Bay Area Parent magazine, Best Childrens Museum, Silver Medal
Nickelodeons Parents Picks Best Enviro-Friendly Place, 2008
Grand Magazine, Top 20 Children's Museum, 2007
J. the Jewish newsweekly, Favorite Museum, 2007, 2008, 2009
North Bay Bohemian, Best Summer Day Camp, 2005
Bay Area Parent, Family Favorite, 2004
Pacific Sun, Best Childrens Attraction, 2003
North Bay Bohemian, Best Childrens Attraction, 2003
Pacific Sun, Hero of the Week, Museums Community Learning Initiative (CLI), 2002
SF Gate, 10 Great Bay Area Places to Keep the Kids Amused, 2002
Parents Magazine, Must-See Museum, 2000, Highest Review Rating for Museum, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle, Best Family Outing, 1999
San Francisco / Peninsula Parent Magazine, Best Place For Kids, 1998
Pacific Sun, Best Place to Bring Kids, 1997
Valley Parent Magazine, Best Family Outing, 1996
MetLife Foundation and Association of Childrens Museums (ACM), Promising Practice Award, 2002
Graphic Design
American Graphic Design Awards, excellence in communication and graphic design, 2006
AIGA Design Competition, wayfinding award, 2005
Parenting Clubs
Ross Valley Mother's Club, Best Day Outing (Hands Down Winner), 2006
Lamorinda Moms Club, Best Indoor Activity, 2005
557 McReynolds Road Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: 415-339-3900
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