Bay Area Discovery Museum - Fort Baker, CA
Posted by: DougK
N 37° 50.139 W 122° 28.612
10S E 546032 N 4187709
Quick Description: The Bay Area Discovery Museum in Fort Baker, California has exhibitions that are carefully designed to nurture childhood creativity through hands-on, child-led exploration and discovery.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2010 6:17:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM8JH2
From the Bay Area Discovery Museum website
The Mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum is to engage, delight and educate children through exploration of and connection with the local environment and the diverse communities that live here.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children's museum, located in Fort Baker 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 children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park, and its exhibits are admired and emulated by other children’s museums nationwide. The Museum is recognized as the leading children’s 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 campus is divided up into several buildings.
Imagine through hands-on art projects in one of our two studios.
Immerse in an interactive simulation of the Ports of SF and Oakland.
Discover a rotating selection of the best hands-on exhibitions from museums around the country.
Explore 2.5 acres of outdoor play featuring natural, cultural and built icons of the Bay Area.
Discover indoor and outdoor habitats just for babies and toddlers 42" or shorter.
Connect with the science of waves and wind.
Entrance fee for adults is $10, while children and seniors are $8.