# Bay model
Giant San Francisco Bay working model in Sausalito
This place is like going back in time. A time when no computers were doing all the thinking for us. The Bay Model was built to study the tides of the San Francisco Bay Area. When I was a kid this was a field trip destination for me many times. Today it's eerily quiet. Come along with me to a time before cell phones and discover the bay. As a bonus, there was a great WWll shipyard display showing how Sausalito was a shipbuilding town in the 40s. The Bay Model and the Bay Model Visitor Center is a research and education facility built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Inside is one of the most fascinating scientific tools you'll ever see: a working hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta Systems; simulate tide, currents, sediment movement. Used by scientists and engineers.