Discover Together – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Discover Together Toddler Class

Toddler/Caregiver Classes

Thanks for participating in Discover Together classes for 2023-2024. Stay tuned for updates about classes starting in Fall 2024.

Discover Together is the museum’s toddler-caregiver class that allows little ones to engage in open-ended, sensory play that supports their development. Spend time and build support with fellow caregivers, all on a similar journey of nurturing their little ones, as you witness their growth and learning alongside their new buddies! 

Every week, we unveil new horizons of fun and learning for your tots, where they can: 

🔵 Engage in tactile, sensory play with new materials like clay and paint to support gross-motor skills. 

📚 Share magical stories with songs and activities that spark their curiosity. 

🌱 Experience open-ended, child-led learning to build confidence and life skills inspired by our museum preschool’s educational philosophy, Reggio-Emilia.   

🏛️👶 As a bonus, every class includes free admission to the museum, so you can continue the adventure with your little one. 

Curriculum for each age group is based on the museum's research-backed framework (CREATE) and builds on itself as your child grows. 

Questions? Email us at camps@badm.org.

Regular Hours

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

The museum will be closing early at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 for a private visit.

View all of our upcoming special dates and times here.

Discover Together I: 
  • Ages: 18-24 months
Discover Together II: 
  • Ages: 25-32 months
Discover Together III: 
  • Ages: 33 – 40 months

About the Teachers

Charlotte “Charlie” Escamilla, Early Childhood Education Lead Educator

Charlotte has 10 years of Early Childhood Education experience and holds a special love for the facilitation of creative and accessible STEAM programming for all ages. Charlotte is guided by the belief in the innate goodness of all children. She believes in the extraordinary potential of each individual child and is honored to explore this potential in the classroom. She encourages a risk-friendly, child-led learning experience that leads to intentional use of creative problem-solving skills. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and is a currently completing her Master of Library and Information Science program with San Jose State University.

Chelsey Monroe, Early Childhood Education Lead Educator

Chelsey graduated from UCLA as Valedictorian with a degree in Theater and a minor in Classics. She has worked in Hollywood, clashed swords with Sir Ian McKellen, trekked the Amazon jungle, and taught English in Japan and India. With over a decade of teaching experience in schools and nonprofits, she values creative learning, compassionate care, and collective empowerment. Chelsey is also an Afrofuturist writer and playwright who uses fantasy and sci-fi to foster possibility and build dialogues between cultures and communities to reimagine and redesign our history and society.

Please note: These classes will take place primarily indoors, in well-ventilated spaces with limited capacity. Face coverings are highly encouraged for all adults. 

Cancellation Policy 

If Bay Area Discovery Museum receives written notice of cancellation prior to 2 weeks before session start date, participants will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations after 2 weeks of a session will not receive a refund. If Bay Area Discovery Museum cancels the session due to COVID-related health concerns, all registrants will receive a refund. 

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