Bay Model Visitor Center is at 2100 Bridgeway at the foot of Spring St.; use the Marinship Way access road. This environmental education facility, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, shows a 9-minute introductory video and has a 1.5-acre hydraulic model simulating the tidal action and currents of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region.
Interactive exhibits provide an interesting view of the estuary. Visitors also can see an exhibit about Marinship, the World War II shipyard previously at this site. Audio tours are available in several languages.