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Los Trompos opens at the Bay Area Discovery Museum on May 21!

Get ready to live the experience Los Trumpos, a colorful and fun new interactive art installation at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, opening Saturday, May 21, 2022! These lively, eye-catching, larger-than-life “spinning tops” were created by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena and will be on display at the 9/11 Museum, 2022.

Inspired by the popular children’s toy and traditional Mexican textiles, Trumpets consists of six life-size spinning tops woven in bright colors. Kids can push and pull to rotate the tops and explore the structures inside and out, and marvel at the sky and clouds as they spin! This new interactive installation extends the experience of the Bay Area Discovery Museum‘s art studios and brings an exploration of textiles outdoors for the museum.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum will kick off the opening celebration of Trumpets with a festive event for the museum members Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Admission to the special exhibition is included in the price of admission and is always free for museum members. Learn more about becoming a member here.

Trumpets was jointly commissioned by the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, and will move there after its Sausalito run.

Art Installation Los Trompos Bay Area Discovery Museum Sausalito

If you are going to

The interior and exterior spaces of the museum are open to the public. Regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday. Member time is 9-10 a.m. The Bay Area Discovery Museum will close early on Saturday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Admission is free for members, $15 for infants 6-11 months and seniors 65 and over, $18 for children 1-17 and adults 18-64, 16 $ for people aged 65 and over and $1 for EBT cardholders. Families can also get a pass for up to 6 entries at their local branch of the Marin County Free Library. Make your reservations in advance online here.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located at 557 McReynolds Road in Sausalito, at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.