The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a space for imaginations to run wild! Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, BADM features seven exhibition spaces and more than six daily drop-in programs for children 6 months of age to 10 years.
All of our programs and exhibitions are research-backed and provide STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that help children develop creativity and conceptual thinking skills.
At BADM, we believe in early learning experiences that inspire and build fundamental creative problem solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world.
Those Affected by North Bay Fires: If you and your family are seeking refuge from smoke or fires, please let our front desk know to receive free entry to BADM.
Our outdoor exhibits are open today. We will continue to actively monitor the air quality to ensure safety.
Hours & Admission
Plan your visit to BADM! Check out our hours and admission fees.
Getting here is easy; these directions prove it.
There’s always something new going on at BADM; see what’s next on our calendar.
Bean Sprouts Café
The delicious and good-for-you grub at our Bean Sprouts Café will leave tummies of all ages satisfied.
Our Discovery Store has imaginative, unique toys for children of all ages.
Become a member today and the perks will start right away!
Use our museum map to get acquainted with the lay of the land and make the most of your visit.