Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Trip to the Bay Area Discovery Museum

My friend Tabitha has a little girl Aidan's age named Nadya. She happened to have some extra passes to the Bay Area Discovery Museum and invited Aidan and me to join them last Sunday. We took her up on her offer because it is a place I'd not gone to on my own accord, the admission price and distance away being the two main factors. The museum is beautiful set in the gorgeous town of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge in some old historic army bunkers. The nationally recognized Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor children's museum that offers a full range of programs for children, parents, school groups and educators. Located on 7 and 1/2 acres in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at Fort Baker in Sausalito, CA, the Museum's unique programs feature hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events and ongoing educational curricula... all with a focus on fun! (The photo below shows the museum with its red roofs.)

The Bay Area Discovery Museum uses the concept of "home" for exploring the natural and cultural environments of the Bay Area - from distinctive landscape elements and natural habitats to artistic traditions. The curriculum encourages environmental stewardship, which is threaded throughout the Museum through its interactive exhibitions and programs. (From the website)

Aidan had the best time with Nadya and they played hard for a solid 3 1/2 hours. It was a very long day, but I'm so glad we did it. Their exhibitions are wonderful! Here are some more photos of Aidan enjoying himself. I didn't include any of Nadya since I do not have Tabitha's permission. But trust me, she's a cutie! :)


Mel said...

What a good mommy you are! That sounds like a good time, why was it a long day, two 2 year olds? ;) Aidan is adorable beyond belief. I'm so glad I get to see him grow, it's really quite lovely watching him... he's awesome... like his parents. :)

Amy said...

Thank you, Mellie! :)

amygeekgrl said...

that museum looks amazing. how fun!
and i can't believe how big aidan is!