2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965-1753
Price of admission: FREE
Website - 415-332-3871
Hours of Operations: Tue-Fri 9am to 4pm Sat-Sun 10am to 5pm
The Bay Model is a three-dimensional hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta areas capable of simulating tides and currents. The Model is over 1.5 acres in size and represents an area from the Pacific Ocean to Sacramento and Stockton, including: the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays and a portion of the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta.
The model is approximately 320 feet long in the north-south direction and about 400 feet long in the east-west direction. It is constructed out of 286 five ton concrete slabs joined together like a jigsaw puzzle. Features that affect the water flow of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are reproduced, including ship channels, rivers, creeks, sloughs, the canals in the Delta, fills, major wharfs, piers, slips, dikes, bridges, and breakwaters.
The research department of the Bay Model was closed in 2000, but the model continues to operate as a public education center. As the mission of the Bay Model moves away from scientific research and more toward interpretation and education, the associated Visitor Center and interpretive staff continues to provide public programs focusing on water policy and environmental issues relevant to the Bay and Delta regions.
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