Fab Lab - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Fab Lab

The World’s First Early Learning Fab Lab

Fab Labs are maker spaces with digital fabrication technology such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. Our Fab Lab is the world’s first for early learning, enabling children to intentionally build science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through hands-on learning.

Open Studio Hours*

Ski Lift Engineering: Design, build, and test a unique chairlift car that will take miniatures skiers up the mountain to begin their ski run!


Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Sundays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 2 – 3:30 p.m.

 View our online calendar for all drop-in programs.
December 18 – 22, the Fab Lab project will be held outside on Satterlee Way.
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*Exhibit entry is included in the price of museum admission

Thank you to our generous Fab Lab supporters





The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
The Hearst Foundations


Anne Kerr & Matthew L’Heureux
The Brooks Foundation
Gwen Hinze & Ernest Chow
William H. Donner Foundation
Victoria & Phil Barret
Zoe & Scott Faber

Program Highlights