Learn while you visit the parks! The following well-known museums are located in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road (at Fort Baker)
Sausalito, CA 94965
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 9 an–4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Closed Mondays (except when noted)
The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street
Presidio of San Francisco (at the Main Post)
San Francisco, CA 94129
Hours: Wednesday–Monday, 10 am–6 pm
(Closed every Tuesday, January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day)
The following Bay Area museums and libraries are excellent sources of information about the Golden Gate National Recreation Area:
- California Historical Society
- Online Archive of California
- The California State Military Museum
- The Bancroft Library
- San Francisco History Center at the San Francisco Public Library
- San Francisco Museum & Historical Society
Planning a field trip? Want to know where to go and who has been here before you? The latest news about events, exhibits, guided tours and more is always available in Park Adventures (PDF) and in the Conservancy’s searchable online calendar.
The National Park Service also offers a treasure trove of links and resources about park history, buildings, and archaeology in its online History & Culture pages. Here you will find stories and collections of materials about the people, places, and preservation of the Golden Gate National Parks. Plan a Field Trip includes electronic resources, curricular materials, and service learning information to help you turn your parks into classrooms. And it’s difficult not to learn about the Bay Area’s geology when you journey into the Subduction Zone or save endangered species and natural habitats with online games before you visit the parks in person!