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The Bay Area Discovery Museum Announces a Free Talk by Researcher Joan Kelley
January 11, 2018
Literacy skills are critical to a child's success in school and life, but many children don't reach their full reading potential. On Wednesday, February 8, researcher Joan Kelley will discuss this topic during a free talk at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM).
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Mommy Nearest, “30 Museums Every Bay Area Kid Should Visit At Least Once”
January 11, 2018
Just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, you'll find one of the best children's museums in Northern California—the Bay Area Discovery Museum. A series of hands-on experiences—from discovering how tall you are in apples or pennies to building structures out of foam noodles and blocks—are designed to ignite creativity and let the imagination flourish.

AXS, “Family Friendly events in San Francisco and The Bay Area for New Year’s Eve 2017”
December 21, 2017
Noon Year's Eve Dec. 31 @ 9 a.m. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965 This kid-friendly New Year's Eve celebration will include crafts and activities. Kids will create their own glitter crowns, chandeliers, 2018 glasses, and wish wands. There will be music by DJ Mancub and dancing. The New Year's Eve ball drop will be at noon.

Mommy Nearest, “6 Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the Bay Area”
December 13, 2017
From 9am to 2pm, your family can countdown to noon as the ball drops, dance along to music and beats played by DJ Mancub and make crafts (like a festive party crown or 2018 glasses!).

The Healdsburg Tribune, “From the Library”
September 13, 2017
The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Try-It Truck is coming to the library this month, on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 3–6 p.m. Children in grades K–5 will discover hands-on scientific experiences for free with the Try-It Truck, an “engineering lab on wheels” that will introduce children to innovative technologies. Participants will be able to collaborate, experiment, and design solutions for engineering challenges. This remarkable opportunity is sponsored by the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation.

SF Gate, “Get into these Bay Area museums for free on Sept. 23”
September 13, 2017
And there's always the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito or the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose for the restless little ones. Check out the full list of museums that are participating in Museum Day Live and offering free admission on Sept. 23:

FunCheapSF, “Bay Area Discovery Museum Free Admission Day”
September 4, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month.

San Francisco Chronicle, “Kids Listings for August 30”
August 30, 2017
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Grr-ific Exhibition 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Mon. Sept. 3-4. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito.

San Francisco Chronicle, “Kid’s Activities for August 23”
August 23, 2017
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Grr-ific Exhibition 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Through Sept. 4. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito.

San Francisco Public Library August Newsletter, “Try It Truck Rolls into the Library”
August 1, 2017
This summer we invite children in kindergarten through 5th grade to explore, connect and ignite their creativity on board the new mobile engineering lab—the “Try It Truck”—from our friends at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. San Francisco Public
Library is one of the museum’s partners piloting this new initiative with high-quality, hands-on, minds-on STEM creative programming. For an engineering experience, tinker on board and in the Library with high- technology tools such as a laser cutter and 3D printer. Or tackle an engineering challenge as you roam through multiple activity stations that combine hand tools and craft supplies. Jump onboard this 11-foot van and have fun while you’re also fostering 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration and creativity! Try It Truck – Aug. 2, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., outside of the Main Library and in the Children’s Center; Aug. 10, 1–3 p.m., inside and outside the Mission Branch Library

Red Tricycle, “Beat Summer Brain Drain with These Smartypants Exhibits”
August 1, 2017
Bay Area Discovery Museum - Parents love this museum’s hands-on exhibits because they develop problem-solving skills and ignite creativity. Kids love them because, well, they’re fun.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
January 18, 2018
February at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is marked by exciting events. At the beginning of the month, on February 7, BADM is hosting Harvard-educated researcher Joan Kelley for a free talk discussing the importance of growing strong readers, and how parents can help their children toward this goal. Then, on February 19, BADM kicks off the year of the dog with the return of our annual Chinese New Year celebration.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum Announces a Free Talk by Researcher Joan Kelley
January 11, 2018
Literacy skills are critical to a child's success in school and life, but many children don't reach their full reading potential. On Wednesday, February 8, researcher Joan Kelley will discuss this topic during a free talk at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM).

Kick Off the New Year with a New Exhibit and More at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
December 18, 2017
The first month of a new year is the perfect chance to explore! At the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), a new exhibit opening mid-month will inspire visitors of all ages. BADM's slate of drop-in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming is also a perfect opportunity to kick-off 2018 with innovative learning and creativity.

Get in the Holiday Spirit with December Events at Bay Area Discovery Museum
December 4, 2017
The holiday season is officially upon us, and the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is full of festive cheer. Throughout the month of December, BADM is proud to present winter-themed events, activities, and programs designed to help families experience the magic of the season.

Bay Area Discovery Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families
October 13, 2017
The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program will enable low-income families to visit the Bay Area Discovery Museum for a minimal fee of $1 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Bay Area Discovery Museum Shares Key Takeaways on Developing a Mobile Engineering Program for K – 5 Students
September 8, 2017
The Bay Area Discovery Museum released a case study detailing the development and testing of its Try It Truck, an engineering lab-on-wheels that travels directly to schools, libraries, and community organizations throughout the Bay Area to provide hands-on early engineering experiences to children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Narrow Measures of Achievement in the Early Years Do Not Set Children Up for Success
August 17, 2017
The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), the research division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, released Reimagining School Readiness: A Position Paper with Key Findings, which surfaces the skills and conditions that matter most for a child’s success in school and life, and provides a guide to educators (and parents) on how to design learning experiences and environments to support this development.

Family-Friendly Gala with Ferris Wheel & STEM Programs at Bay Area Discovery Museum
April 27, 2017
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is hosting its spring family gala, A Night on the Town. The family fundraiser celebrates innovations in city landscapes, architecture, and transportation with fun activities for all ages.

Explanation and Exploration Play Important Role in Children’s Creativity & Problem Solving
April 7, 2017
The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), the research division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, launched its second edition of the Creativity Trend Report, a report that shares recent and innovative research with practical applications for designing experiences and products promoting learning and creative problem solving for children.

Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Online Library Expands With 26 New Activities For Kids Including Contributions from New York Hall of Science
March 24, 2017
The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), with its research division the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), launched 26 new activities for kids on CreativityCatapult.org – an online collection of free activities to promote creativity development in children ages 2 to 14.