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The “Trekking the Model” tour is offered to the general public at 11:00 AM on the first and third Saturday of each month.  This tours lasts about 45 minutes and covers the features of the San Francisco Bay estuary and watershed, the history and operation of the Model, and the effect of the Bay Model’s research on the development of the Bay Area. Reservations are not necessary.

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Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965

Phone: 415-289-3007
Fax: 415-289-3004

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Welcome to the Bay Model Visitor Center

The Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which hosts a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta System.






The model provides scientists, educators and visitors interested in San Francisco Bay and the Bay - Delta Model a unique opportunity to view the complete bay-delta system at a glance.  Group tours are available and can be tailored to various technical levels. The Corps of Engineers encourages visits by scientific and technical groups provided they meet certain criteria.  Contact the manager at (415) 289-3007. 

Currently the Bay Model's hours are:
Tuesday through Saturday -  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays

** Free Admission ** 

Bay Model Master Plan 

Tanker followed by Oral Histories (29 mins 44 secs)
From the Sierras to the Pacific (10 mins 48 secs)

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