Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

7.5 acres of joyful play at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

4 New Reasons to Love Bay Area Discovery Museum

Gumnut Grove, How Things Work, Try It Studio and Tot Spot are now open. All four new exhibits are included with general admission. Advanced admission tickets required. 

Playful learning experiences that inspire a passion for discovery for children 0-8.

Visit Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum 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, Bay Area Discovery Museum features outdoor and indoor exhibition spaces and daily programs for children 6 months of age to 8 years. 

Tickets are required for admission except for members, guest passes, and discounted tickets.


Celebrate Member Month

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: June is Member Month! We are so grateful to our members for helping us bring joyful play to life! To show our appreciation, we are celebrating you and your family, with special member discounts, benefits, events and more!  

Join us in celebrating over 30 years of joyful play!


Camps at Bay Area Discovery Museum

Camps at Bay Area Discovery Museum are the perfect blend of the Museum's exhibits and the surrounding National Park, Fort Baker.

Join us for Summer camp sessions. Enrollment is open!


Children and Current Events

Our hearts are breaking for the families in Uvalde, Texas. The trauma and grief in the wake of yesterday’s horrific attack are reverberating across the country and into our hearts and homes.  In the coming days, your children may overhear news coverage, hear others discussing the tragedy or sense that something scary is happening in the world.  

We wanted to share some resources and guidance to help you help your children process their questions and feelings. 


Los Trompos – Now Open!

Experience larger-than-life 'spinning tops' inspired by the popular children’s toy and Mexican Artisans' textiles. Push and pull to rotate the tops and explore the structures inside and out!  

Preview Los Trompos and spin the wheel to win a prize during our members-only event on May 21 from 9 – 10 a.m. Become a member today and get access to member events and more!


The Discovery School

Elevate your child’s education at California’s only museum-based preschool, The Discovery School (TDS)!  Through joyful learning and collaborative play, our Reggio-inspired program is designed to support your child’s curiosities and development!

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