The Bay Area Discovery Museum
Living in the bay area presents parents with the sometimes challenging task of finding things to do that are age appropriate for your kids, and within striking distance of your home. Historically San Francisco has gotten a bad rap on this point, but I know this is changing. I’ve seen many improvements to local parks, I see restaurants becoming more welcoming to kids, and I see more kid friendly attractions being re-opened and or remodeled. Some of our favorites include the Randall Museum, the Park Chalet and the DeYoung Museum. And I’m sure when the Cal Academy of Sciences re-opens you will find us there too.
Another of our favorites is the Bay Area Discovery Museum. It’s located at the foot of the Golden Gate bridge on the Marin side. And it’s about a ten minute drive on most weekend mornings from the Inner Sunset. My family established membership about 2 years ago, and we make it there about once a month. It’s an excellent place for children between the ages of 1 to 6 or so (my estimation, maybe older).
Some of the reasons we love the BADM:
- Lots of play space outside
- Safe with medium intensity oversight (easy for parents)
- Easy access, good parking
- Pirate Ships