Art Studios - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Art Studios

Get messy on our painting walls and tactile tables!

In the Art Studios, children experience the creative process through a wide variety of visual arts media. The Art Studios feature a painting wall and tactile table with an array of materials to explore like glitter sand, flarp, bubber, and more! In addition to these staple activities, we run various drop-in art programs for your little artist to try new artistic techniques and tools.

Drop-in Art Programs

During your visit, drop-in to one of our free art programs! No reservation required. Simply stop by and join in on the fun! These programs include:

  • Art Lab: Children (3 – 8 years old) explore various artistic techniques and media like photography, embroidery, watercolors, printmaking, sculpture, collage, and more. Art Lab dates and times are listed in the calendar, and the program changes on a monthly basis.
  • Artist Spotlight: Children (5 – 10 years old) explore a specific artistic technique through a project inspired by a professional artist. The spotlight artist and project changes every month. Artist Spotlight dates and times are listed in the calendar.
  • Art Project:This all-ages activity is available all day in the Art Studios. The project changes every two weeks, see the calendar for specifics.

Exhibit Highlights

Painting Wall

Tactile Table

Book Nook

Edju-Shape Blocks

Stacking Blocks


Kinetic Sand

Glitter Sand

Homemade Playdough


Project Table