Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA 94965 Phone: 415-339-3900
Neighborhood: Fort Baker and the GGNRA. Website is here, and the page for kids' birthday party reservations is here. You can see a Golden Gate Bridge webcam view from the Museum and other Sausalito locations by clicking here. Of course, we thjink they should have called it the Sausalito Discovery Museum!
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays, except for special events
The Museum is closed on Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day and the last two weeks of September.
Admission Costs: Children (1 to 17 in party) $8.00; Adults: $10.00; Seniors (62 and older): $8.00; Children under age 1 and Bay Area DiscoveryMuseum Members: Free. Cash, checks, AMEX, MC & VISA accepted, and group discounts are available by contacting the museum. The Tot Spot is exclusively designed for babies and toddlers 43" and under.
If you have young kids, this museum belongs on your "must see" list. The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a young child's paradise, designed for experiential learning and play for children from the ages of 6 months through 8 years, along with their families, educators and caregivers. There are both permanent exhibits and a rotating series of special programs at the indoor-outdoor facility located at the old Fort Baker just south of Sausalito.
Every Wednesday 2:15 P.M. - 3:30 PM -- Bay Walks for parents and children, included for no additional charge if you've paid for admission to the Museum. Meet by the seal sculpture in front of the Lookout Cove Restrooms, and bring a water bottle and good walking shoes. Museum staff lead a walk to explore the wilds of Fort Baker.
The museum has free parking, and is a short taxi ride from the Sausalito Ferry pier. The museum staff are happy to call a return taxi for you from the front desk if you ask them tio do so.
The only nearby restaurants are the gourmet-focused Murray Circle and its informal companion Farley Bar, both of which serve good but expensive food. The diverse restaurants of downtown Sausalito are about a mile away (a lovely walk if kids are old enough) or a short drive by car or taxi.
Google Map Instructions: Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out, the arrow keys to scroll the map, and the SAT button to see the satellite view.