If you’ve explored every nook and cranny of the Cal Academy and traveled to Mars and back at the Lawrence Hall of Science, it’s time to hop across the Golden Gate for a North Bay museum adventure.  From a family-favorite museum under the Bridge to contemporary art hubs off the beaten path, Marin is full of culture and imaginative play. Flip through the gallery for nine great Marin museums to visit now.

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

Beyond the jaw-dropping views of the Golden Gate and City, the BADM is a mecca for hands-on learning. You’ll love the range of exhibits, from the indoor/outdoor tot spot (a special place for the littles for sensory play and learning) to imagination playground (a unique play space that encourages free play). One visit here is bound to get you hooked. The good news is that family memberships cost $150 per year and come with a ton of perks like member-only programs and discounted admission to to 300+ museums nationwide.

557 McReynolds Rd.
Sausalito, Ca
Online: baykidsmuseum.org

photo: BADM

What Marin museum is your favorite? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Erin Lem

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