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San Francisco Bay Model

2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965-1753
+1 415-332-3870
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Nerd Heaven

I'm a bit of a geek, admittedly, but I love the Bay model. It's a quick trip over from the City on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sacramento, California
via mobile
Fabulous displays, great information

Learning how the water flows in an out of San Francisco Bay and all the other local watersheds is... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
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The world's largest working model of San Francisco Bay.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good45%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965-1753
+1 415-332-3870

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a bit of a geek, admittedly, but I love the Bay model. It's a quick trip over from the City on the ferry and then a relatively short walk from the ferry terminal. Another short walk to Fish for a late lunch or early...More

Thank dahwah
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Learning how the water flows in an out of San Francisco Bay and all the other local watersheds is the thing at this super model that takes up a couple of blocks. Great informational displays as well, about the flora and fauna of the area,...More

Thank msjones707
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We went on a weekday with our grandsons. The model is located in one huge building. It was designed as a place to test ideas about the San Francisco Bay area prior to computer simulations. Everything is to scale with landmarks and locations clearly marked....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What a huge undertaking to build this gigantic model of the whole Bay and surrounding area. Great attention to detail, well-maintained, lots of signs displays & explaining what everything is & how it works. This is how everything had to be done before there was...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Best to call before you go. it was our plan for the last day of our vacation to see the model we had heard so much about, so we and some family all met up at the model only to find sorry closed on the...More

Thank hammerholt
Reviewed 11 April 2017

While visiting our son we took a trip over the Golden gate to Sausalito to a building that holds the model built of San Francisco bay and the delta. It is all concrete and the entire waterway does a simulated tidal flush in 14 minutes....More

Thank Vet3X
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

It's easy to be wowed by the natural beauty of the Bay area, and the San Francisco Bay-Delta Model explains the many functions (natural and man-made) that contribute to that splendour. Plan to spend an hour with the thoughtfully curated audio tour. It's about the...More

1  Thank Ann-Marie B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

If your curious about our water and don't understand what it takes to manage it, this is the place to go. It's quite a impressive model of the intire wateshed and wetlands of Northern California. It was very informative and fun.

Thank Chris123app
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Bring old friends, their kids, or your grandkids. It's free and a very cool way to understand how the Bay flows & mixes with fresh water.

Thank LeslieKchill
Reviewed 8 December 2016

So glad I finally got around to visiting the SF Bay Model! Fact-fond nerds, kids and Bay-lovers alike will find this trip worthwhile. The model is very large and gives you a "birds-eye view" of the Bay(s), the "tide" goes in and out every 6...More

3  Thank jaso747
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What is the cost?
25 January 2016|
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Response from RFW1943 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost. It is an amazing place and I urge you to visit.