Donor Circle ($1,000+) - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Donor Circle ($1,000+)

Extending the museum experience beyond our physical site is one of the most important ways that the Bay Area Discovery Museum contributes to its community. Donor Circle Members are crucial to that mission; by supporting our access programs, Donor Circle Memberships make it possible for underserved families to participate in the critical learning and educational activities that happen both on-site and off. With your support, we are able to offer discounts on museum admission, school visits, Try It Truck visits, and other BADM programs so that all children have the opportunity to participate in these positive early-learning experiences.

Discovery Circle Membership ($1,000)

Discovery Circle Membership enables families to enjoy exclusive museum benefits while supporting BADM’s access programs for underserved families. Members at this level enjoy all Family and Supporting Family Membership benefits, as well as:

  • Invitations to Donor Circle Member-only events, such as our annual Gingerbread Extravaganza and VIP exhibition opening parties
  • 10 free admission tickets (admitting 50 people total) donated in your name to a school or community organization of your choice
  • First-choice for summer Discovery Camps during an exclusive early open registration period

Additional included benefits:

  • Free family admission, including festivals and special events
  • Free or discounted admission to 500+ children’s museums and science centers nationwide
  • Two free guests each visit
  • $2 off additional guest tickets
  • Early summer Discovery Camp registration
  • $25 credit toward a BADM birthday party
  • 10% discount at the BADM Mini-Store
  • 10% discount at Bean Sprouts Cafe
  • Member Hour every Saturday 9-10 a.m.
  • Members-only programs

Join/Renew at $1,000 


Grandparent Circle ($1,000)

Grandparent Circle enjoy all of the same benefits as Discovery Circle. This membership extends the definition of “all children in the household” to include all grandchildren a Grandparent Member wishes to cover with their membership purchase.

Join/Renew at $1,000 

More About Membership

  • Family admission includes two named adults and all children in the household.
  • Included member admission not valid for Goblin Jamboree.
  • Membership privileges cannot be shared or transferred with others.

Donor Circle Members provide critical support to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Watch all that our supporters have helped us accomplish this past year through memberships and donations.

Explorer Circle Membership ($2,500)

Explorer Circle Membership enables families to deepen their partnership with the museum, as well as enjoy premium museum benefits. Explorer Circle families support BADM’s access programs for underserved families and underwrite important school and community programs like Try it Truck visits and STEM workshops. Members at this level receive all Discovery Circle Membership benefits, as well as:

  • Exclusive pre-sale access to BADM’s Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring holiday camps

  • Invitations to Donor Circle Member-only events like VIP exhibition opening parties

  • Priority registration for our guaranteed-to-sell-out Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza

  • 10 free admission tickets (admitting 50 people total) donated in your name to a school or community organization of your choice

  • First choice of summer Discovery Camps during an exclusive early registration period

Additional included benefits:

  • Free family admission, including festivals and special events
  • Free or discounted admission to 500+ children’s museums and science centers nationwide
  • Two free guests each visit
  • $2 off additional guest tickets
  • $25 credit toward a BADM birthday party
  • 10% discount at the BADM Mini-Store
  • 10% discount at Bean Sprouts Cafe
  • Member Hour every Saturday 9-10 a.m.
  • Members-only programs

Join/Renew at $2,500 


More About Membership

  • Family admission includes two named adults and all children in the household.
  • Included member admission not valid for Goblin Jamboree.
  • Membership privileges cannot be shared or transferred with others.

Donor Circle Members provide critical support to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Watch all that our supporters have helped us accomplish this past year through memberships and donations.

Creativity Circle Membership ($5,000)

Creativity Circle Membership enables families who are interested in supporting educational outcomes to access the latest research on early learning and creativity from experts in the field.

Members at this level enjoy all the benefits of Explorer Circle Members, including:

  • Exclusive pre-sale access to BADM’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter Break, and Spring Break Discovery Camps
  • First-choice for summer Discovery Camps during an exclusive early open registration period
  • Priority registration for our guaranteed to sell-out Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza
  • Invitations to Donor Circle Member-only events, such as VIP exhibition opening parties
  • 10 free admission tickets (admitting 50 people total) donated in your name to a school or community organization of your choice

Additional included benefits:

  • Free family admission, including festivals and special events
  • Free or discounted admission to 500+ children’s museums and science centers nationwide
  • Two free guests each visit
  • $2 off additional guest tickets
  • $25 credit toward a BADM birthday party
  • 10% discount at the BADM Mini-Store
  • 10% discount at Bean Sprouts Cafe
  • Member Hour every Saturday 9-10 a.m.

Join/Renew at $5,000  

More About Membership:

  • Family admission includes two named adults and all children in the household.
  • Included member admission not valid for Goblin Jamboree.
  • Membership privileges cannot be shared or transferred with others.

Creativity Circle Members provide critical support to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Watch all that our supporters have helped us accomplish this past year through memberships and donations.

Have Questions?

See our frequently asked questions page.

The Friends of BADM

Deepen your engagement with the museum! Join Friends of BADM, a committee who support the museum through volunteering and philanthropy.
Contact Sarah Hauser
(415) 339-3962 / shauser@badm.org

Contact Us

Phone: (415) 339-3962
Email: donorcircles@badm.org

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