Museums

Visitors to Marin County can choose from a variety of museums scattered throughout our charming communities.  

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Fort Baker
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-339-3900
www.baykidsmuseum.org

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. The Museum... Read More

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Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
415-868-0330
www.bolinasmuseum.org

Founded in 1983, the mission of the Bolinas Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the arts and history of Coastal Marin and to present exhibitions and events that provide inspiration and cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Admission is... Read More

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Hamilton Field History Museum

555 Hangar Avenue, in the historic 1934 Firehouse
Novato, CA   949494
415-382-8614
www.novato.org/museum

Hamilton Field History Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits exploring the history and stories of Hamilton Army Airfield and Air Force Base, and the life of the field after decommissioning.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00pm;... Read More

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Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History

15 Park Avenue
Inverness, CA 94937
415-669-1099
www.jackmasonmuseum.org

The Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History is located in the Inverness Public Library and is primarily an archive created to build upon local historian Jack Mason's extensive history collection. The Museum collects and preserves materials pertaining to the... Read More

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Marin Museum of Bicycling & Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

1966 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Fairfax, CA 94930
415-450-8000
www.mmbhof.org

 

The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax, California. Highlights include the Igler Collection showing the fascinating evolution of the bicycle with original examples from the 1860s to the 1890s, and the Mountain... Read More

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Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949
415-506-0137www.marinmoca.org

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is a vibrant arts center which helps the visual arts flourish. We offer free contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists, while creating a supportive environment for artists to work, collaborate, and... Read More

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Marin Museum of the American Indian

2200 Novato Boulevard
Novato, CA  94947
415-897-4064
www.marinindian.com

The mission of the Museum of the American Indian is to provide the people of Northern California with programs and exhibits that deepen understanding and appreciation of Native American cultures. The Museum promotes accuracy, sensitivity and respect for the heritage... Read More

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Novato History Museum

815 DeLong Avenue, in the historic 1850 Postmaster's House
Novato, CA  94945
415-897-4320
www.novato.org/museum

Novato History Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits exploring Novato’s history, from daily life to local industry, beginning with the Mexican land grants of the mid-19th century through modern history.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00pm; Free... Read More

Novato Museums Association

Novato, CA 94947
415-897-5705
​www.novatomuseums.org

Novato Museums Association is a volunteer organization that represents Novato’s six museums, which includes Hamilton Field History Museum, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)Marin Museum of the American Indian, Novato History Museum,

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The Space Station Museum

464 Ignacio Boulevard at Pacheco Plaza
Novato, CA  94949
415-524-3940
www.thespacestationca.org

There is a need to have permanent space exhibits in the Bay Area to help educate children about the exciting history of space exploration, and to increase the public’s understanding that a strong global commitment toward future space travel is... Read More