About Us – Bay Area Discovery Museum

About Us

We believe that providing children with the high-quality, research-backed early learning experiences they need to be successful is the best investment we can make as a society.

At Bay Area Discovery Museum, the way we do this is by fulfilling our mission to create playful learning experiences that inspire a passion for discovery in every child.

To ensure children are provided with high-quality, research-backed experiences the Bay Area Discovery Museum:

  • specializes in early learning during the first decade of children’s lives
  • develops proprietary, research-backed educational assets that inform initiatives, exhibits, and programming
  • contributes expert knowledge, proven processes, successes and learnings, and research-backed findings to the global early education field
  • champions investment in early childhood and the capabilities of young children.
  • provides access initiatives that strive to make early experiences accessible to all children
  • serves as a resource to the community of parents, educators, and adults who raise, teach, and nurture children

The Bay Area Discovery Museum provides high-quality, research-backed experiences to children through

  • A research division that synthesizes and transforms research to inform the creation of innovative early learning experiences for children.
  • Innovative, research-backed programming that develops 21st century skills through STEM and the Arts.
  • A children’s museum with a unique, research-backed educational rationale; dedicated spaces for children 6 months to 10 years old; and research backed exhibits, programs, and learning goals.
  • School and community partnerships through which we offer research-backed, NGSS and Common Core aligned programs, including a mobile engineering lab, that can be attended at the museum or brought to schools.
  • Local and national partnerships that leverage BADM’s expertise and innovative approaches to early learning experiences.
  • A museum-based preschool that develops children’s creative problem-solving skills through a STEM and art-rich, innovative practice that responds to student’s unique curiosities, questions, and interests.
  • Camps and classes, with research-backed curriculum that are project-based and hands-on.

Our mission is to create playful learning experiences that inspire a passion for discovery in every child.

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Regular Hours

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Member Hour: 9 – 10 a.m.
Closed Monday – Tuesday

The museum will be closing early on Thursday, March 9 at 3 p.m. for staff training.


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