The Bay Model Visitor Center is a wonderful, FREE research and education facility built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Below are their events in January and February:
Trekking the Model
Saturday, January 6th & February 10th. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Join one of the Bay Model Visitor Center rangers for a guided tour of the 1.5 acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Learn the history of the site and its two major operations that took place between 1942 – 2000.
Fluxations in Static Blue – Art Exhibition
Thursday, January 11th – Saturday, March 10th.
Meet the Artist Reception: Saturday, January 20th. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sausalito based artist Bret Arenson, who received a BA in Fine Arts from UCLA, will be exhibiting his large scale work titled, Fluxations in Static Blue, in the gallery. This piece will span the entire main wall of the exhibit area and entices guests to find movement and flow within what could be considered static states. His other recent works will also be showcased. www.bretarenson.com
Dr. Baldo B. Marinovic “The Role of Krill in the Food Web”
Tuesday, January 23rd. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
American Cetacean Society – SF Bay Chapter
Join the Bay Model for their monthly American Cetacean Society presentation, where they will showcase Dr. Baldo Marinovic and his studies on zooplankton ecology and the dynamics of ocean food webs. Marinovic is a research biologist at the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz and holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Western Australia. His research has led to a better understanding of what makes Monterey Bay such a productive and biologically rich ecosystem. A $5 donation will go towards student research grants.
The Bay Model Wants You!!!
Saturday, January 27th. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Bay Model Visitor Center needs volunteers just like you! Join one of Sausalito’s best known attractions and help in the bookstore, greet visitors, lead tours, help out with school groups, and more. You’ll get to be a part of one of the largest working hydraulic models in existence! Attend the orientation, or contact Park Ranger, Joanne Jarvis, at 415.289.3027 or email@example.com for more information.
Back In Time
Saturday, January 27th. 10:00 AM – noon
Join Ranger Linda for this fascinating demonstration of how the San Francisco Bay Estuary has developed and changed over 18,000 years. Did you know that the delta used to be in a completely different location? Learn what the “Potato Patch” is, why it is so turbulent, and how humans have affected the Bay’s flow as you step back in time.
WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam
Saturday, February 10th. 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Founded in 1942, WWII brought the establishment of the shipbuilding company, Marinship Corporation. This bustling wartime shipyard built 93 cargo ships and oil tankers before closing their doors in 1945. Join Ranger Joanne, and step back in time, to experience what day-to-day life was like for the 20,000 workers in the shipyard. You will be taken on a 2-mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model Visitor Center, so comfortable shoes are recommended. We advise dressing in layers because it can get cool on the waterfront; and also feel free to bring water and a snack. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
Ship Operations in the Bay
Saturday, February 24th. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Are you curious about the many commercial ships that navigate in and out of our Bay every day? Join Captain Craig Thomas of Agile Marine as he provides a better understanding of the operations and movements, as well as, the types of ships, commercial considerations, different types and locations of terminals, manning requirements, career opportunities, and International, U.S., and California Regulations. You’ll also learn what a typical voyage for one of these ships would be like: from its being tracked outside the bay, to arriving at its terminal and carrying out the cargo operations, then finally heading out into the open ocean on its way to the next port.
Entry to all events is FREE, although donations are always welcome. Parking is also free. Have a group of 10 or more? Reserve a free guided tour for your class, club, or group. Interested in the Marinship area? Free guided tours of the historic waterfront are available to small groups on weekday mornings. For both tours, please contact the manager at least 2 weeks prior to make a reservation. Phone: 415.332.3871
Tuesday through Saturday 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Closed: Sundays and Mondays
Closed the following Holidays:
Martin Luther King Day Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Presidents Day Saturday, February 17th, 2018