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Discovering the Bay in Marin.

Discovering the Bay in Marin

A fish's view of the Bay, how to build a Victorian house, and life on a crab boat are among the exhibits you'll find at the Bay Area Discovery Museum Guild's new gallery in Marin. It's especially good for giving youngsters a hands-on experience of some things special to the San Francisco area.

You can climb aboard a scaled-down replica of a fishing boat; on deck are crab pots, nets, ship's log, and compass--and displays to explain how they all work. Off the starboard bow are photographs showing each of the Bay's seven bridges. Below, you can crawl through an underwater tunnel, hear sloshing below-sea sounds, and see photographs of fish.

Children with a flair for drama may want to tread the boards of the discovery theater's small stage. They can choose from two roll-down backdrops--a circus scene and a turreted castle--and a variety of costumes, props, and face paints.

Architecture and design exhibits focus on local Victorians; one features a small house with cutaway segments that reveal the structure's inner workings. A gift shop offers nature- and exhibit-related toys.

Open from 10 to 5 Wednesdays through Sundays, the museum is at Space 428 in Corte Madera Town Center shopping mall; admission is $1, under age 2 free. (Plans call for a move next year to permanent quarters in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.) From U.S. 101 15 miles north of San Francisco, take the Paradise Drive-Tamalpais exit west; the first right turn takes you into the mall.

Photo: Gazing over port side of small fishing vessel replica, youngsters enjoy new museum
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Title Annotation:Bay Area Discovery Museum, Corte Madera, California
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Date:Dec 1, 1987
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