Discovery Camps – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Discovery Camps

Discovery Camp

Summer as it Should Be

Discovery Camp returns to the Bay Area Discovery Museum! Campers are invited back to have a blast with robust programming that provides the perfect blend of BADM's exhibits and the surrounding National Park, Fort Baker.

New This Year!

  • Discovery Camp offers full days this year, offering more time for fun and exploration! All camp sessions will offer consistent hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., without additional extended care. Big Discoveries Preschool Camp will also offer a half-day option (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).
  • Camp will be offered in three-week sessions*, per Marin Health Department guidelines. This is to allow for stable cohorts of children. Each cohort has a capacity of 14 children to meet COVID safety directives.

*Session 4 is two weeks long.


For three-week sessions:

  • Big Discoveries Preschool Camps: $1,200 for half day camp and $1,800 for full day camp
  • TK - 4th Grade: $1,710 (Session 4: $1,140)
  • Junior Counselors: $675 (Session 4: $450)
  • Scholarship opportunities are full.


To enroll, first create a Campsite account. Already registered? Go straight to enrollment by logging into your Campsite account and selecting "Enrollment" on the sidebar.

If you are a member signing your child up for camp early, be sure to have your passcode ready for early access. Passcodes are sent out via email at 10 a.m. the day registration opens to each membership level.

Age Groups



Registration for Big Discoveries is closed. 

Step into Big Discoveries, BADM's licensed Preschool camp. Your preschooler will learn, play, and get messy all while experiencing the wonder of BADM's national park setting of Fort Baker.


TK and K

All sessions are full. Use Campsite to join the waitlist. 

Investigate themes of art, nature, and science in a unique format designed for your TK- or K- aged child. At Discovery Camps, your child takes on the role of artist, naturalist, physicist, maker or scientist.


1st-3rd Grades

All sessions are full. Use Campsite to join the waitlist. 

What plants are safe to eat at Fort Baker? What novel materials could be used to create a masterpiece? Your child will uncover new mysteries within themes designed for your 1st-3rd grader.


2nd-4th Grades

All sessions are full. Use Campsite to join the waitlist. 

Celebrate making and innovation! Your child will make full use of the brand new Try It Studio during this ultimate maker camp.


5th - 9th Grades

Registration for Junior Counselors is closed. 

BADM's oldest campers take on leadership roles as junior counselors as they support and assist their lead teacher.

Please note that select photos on these pages were taken before current COVID policies and procedures were necessary. Learn more about the latest COVID safety information on the Camps FAQ Page.

Contact Us

For any questions, read our Camps FAQ or contact us:
Phone: (415) 339-3907
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Download Guide

Download our printable guide for 2021 Discovery Camps and start planning your camper's summer!

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