About Us – Bay Area Discovery Museum

About Us

We believe that children grow and thrive through joyful play. So every day, we create playful learning experiences that inspire a lifelong passion for discovery in every child and connect them with the people and world around them. Play is essential to children’s wellbeing, and when children and families thrive, our communities thrive.

Vision

Every child grows and thrives through joyful play.

Mission

We create playful learning experiences that inspire a passion for discovery in every child.

Core Values
  • Lead with joy
  • Cultivate curiosity
  • Foster belonging
  • Support our people
  • Partner with community
Strategic Committments

Commitment 1: We commit to providing opportunities for joyful play to every young child in the Bay Area.

Commitment 2: We commit to fostering belonging among our internal team and the people we serve.

Commitment 3: We commit to being a trusted and go-to partner with our community.

Commitment 4: We commit to empowering the adults who teach and care for young children.

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Regular Hours

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

The museum will be open Monday - Sunday, April 8 - 14 for Spring Break

View all of our upcoming special dates and times here.

Press

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Leadership

Learn about BADM’s senior leadership team.
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Board of Trustees

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Career Opportunities

For engaging and rewarding work, join BADM’s top-notch staff.
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 Our Staff

Our staff works hard to make every visit special. Learn a little more about us!
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Research and Advisory

Learn more about the BADM’s research and advisory division.
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Partners

BADM is a partner of the Golden Gate National Parks.
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Financial Statements and Annual Reports

Browse BADM’s annual reports and financial statements.
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Request a Donation

BADM fulfills hundreds of donation requests from school and community organizations; you can request one now.
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