At the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), we believe in early learning experiences that inspire and build fundamental creative problem solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world.
Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, we provide STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that develop creativity and conceptual thinking, critical components of problem solving that are too often missing from early childhood education. We also serve as a resource for the broader community by providing information, models, training, and resources for educators and families.
All of BADM’s programs and exhibitions are research-backed through our research division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC). The CCC launched in 2011 to bridge the gap between academic research in the fields of neuroscience, education, psychology, and creativity studies with the practitioners charged with raising a generation of future innovators.
Our mission is to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.
Explore BADM’s exhibit spaces designed for children ages 0-10.
Learn about BADM’s senior leadership team.
Board of Trustees
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Center for Childhood Creativity
Learn more about the Center for Childhood Creativity, BADM’s research and advisory division.
BADM is a partner of the Golden Gate National Parks.
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Financial Statements and Annual Reports
Browse BADM’s annual reports and financial statements.
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BADM fulfills hundreds of donation requests from school and community organizations; you can request one now.