Family-Friendly Winter Events at Bay Area Discovery Museum

Sausalito, CA – Bring the family to the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) this winter! BADM is hosting numerous special exhibits, festivals, and musical performances to celebrate the season. See calendar listings below for events in November, December, and January.

CALENDAR LISTINGS

Special Exhibit: Iceless Skating Rink
What: Hit the “ice” this winter with family and friends at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Iceless Skating Rink! Children can strap on ice skates and glide around on a synthetic ice rink in Discovery Hall.
Who: Children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: November 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Entry to Iceless Skating Rink is included with museum admission and free for members.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Music Performance: Dream Circle
What: Celebrate the winter holiday season with this special music performance from all-star local lineup Dream Circle, featuring Tim Cain, Miss Kitty, Cindy Cohen, and Christopher Smith. Sing and dance along to songs about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Chinese New Year.
Who: Families with children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Tickets are available for purchase online or in-person the day of event. Members $5, Non-Members $7
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Music Performance: Juice and Jelly
What: Dance along to winter-themed songs by the San Francisco-based band Juice and Jelly.
Who: Families with children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Performance is included with general museum admission and free for members.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Music Performance: Jelly Jam Time
What: Risa Lenore Dye of Jelly Jam Time leads children through a creative and imaginative journey using a mix of storytelling, dance, and theater. This performance focuses on the arrival of winter.
Who: Families with children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: Saturday, December 17, 2016 & Sunday, December 18, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Performance is included with general museum admission and free for members. Capacity is limited—space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Festival: Noon Year’s Eve Party
What: Ring in the New Year with your little ones at this kid-friendly affair, featuring music by DJ ManCub, a celebratory ball drop at noon, dancing, and various art activities. Plus, enjoy access to the museum’s indoor and outdoor exhibits like Lookout Cove and Bay Hall. (Note: Iceless Skating Rink is closed during Noon Year’s Eve Party.)
Who: Families with children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Festival is included with general museum admission and free for members.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Music Performance: JimBo Trout
What: Jam along with JimBo Trout’s fast picking guitar and banjo as he sings original tunes and a few childhood favorites.
Who: Families with children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Performance included with general museum admission and free for members.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Special Exhibit: Rainforest Adventure
What: Rainforest Adventure is a multisensory expedition that introduces children to tropical rainforests around the world, highlights the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders, and suggests ways that people can make a difference. Children are introduced to scientists and the ways they study rainforests, and role-play as research assistants on a series of problem-solving adventures. Rainforest Adventure was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.
Who: Children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: January 21, 2017 – May 7, 2017
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Entry to Rainforest Adventure is included with museum admission and free for members.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Festival: Art Party
What: Experience the joys of art! Meet local artists, view a diverse set of artwork, participate in hands-on arts programming, and see famed artist Patrick Dougherty’s new large-scale willow sculpture in Lookout Cove.
Who: Families with children ages 6 months to 10 years
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Event included with general museum admission and free for members.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

Free Museum Admission: Free First Wednesday
What: Admission to the Bay Area Discovery Museum is free to the general public on the first Wednesday of each month thanks to the generous support from ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan.
Who: Everyone
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on December 7, 2016, January 4, 2017, and February 1, 2017
Where: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, California, 94965
Tickets: Admission is free upon arrival to the museum.
Website: BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

 

About the Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum has been at the forefront of early childhood education for 25 years, welcoming millions of children, parents, and teachers to its iconic site at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, CA. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Museum’s mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. The Bay Area Discovery Museum is the only museum in the United States that combines a research division, a laboratory preschool, and comprehensive programming at the intersection of creativity development and STEM. BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org.

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About the Contributor
Jennifer Moncayo-Hida is a Senior Communications Manager at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.