Field Trip - Bay Model

This section will give you information to help you plan a field trip to the San Francisco Bay Model. The Bay Model is a working three-dimensional model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta areas. It fills 3 warehouse sized buildings and students who visit get a guided tour, observing the flow of the water, learning about how scientists use scale models, and leaving with the impression that the Bay is a very big place.
San Francisco Bay Model
 Park ranger at the Bay Model.

Can develop a sense of scale from maps to the Bay Model to the real world.
Can understand how scientists use scale models in scientific investigations.
Can explain how tides affect currents.
Can understand how the San Francisco Bay formed.

2 hours at the Visitor Center plus travel time

Bay Model - Planning Guide