Accessibility – Bay Area Discovery Museum


Getting Here and Parking

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is most easily accessible by car. While public transportation options are available via Golden Gate Transit, the closest stops require visitors to walk up to a mile and therefore may not be suitable for visitors with disabilities.

Parking is free and available for all visitors in nearby parking lots. A number of designated handicapped parking spaces are reserved for visitors in the lot closest to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Visitors must have a valid handicapped parking placard or license plate to park in these spots.

Wheelchair Accessibility

All Bay Area Discovery Museum exhibit spaces, dining areas, and public restrooms are wheelchair accessible. A single wheelchair is available to be checked out from the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service Animals

Service dogs are allowed on site, provided they are under control of their handler at all times during their visit to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Leash-control of service dogs is required.

Visual Impairments

Any person who accompanies and performs the task of an interpreter for a visitor who is blind or visually impaired will be admitted at no cost.

On-site Resources

Sensory backpacks with sound-blocking headphones, fidget toys, and hand wipes as well as weighted scarves are available to borrow at the front desk. If you believe these items will improve your child’s museum experience, please inquire with a staff member upon your arrival.

We appreciate your feedback! 

In an effort to make the Bay Area Discovery Museum accessible and enjoyable for all children, we would like to hear from you. Please email with any questions, comments, and suggestions.

Plan Your Visit

We are located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito.

Regular Hours

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Member Hour: 9 - 10 a.m.
Closed Monday - Tuesday

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