Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Bay Area Discovery Museum – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Join us in February for BADM’s annual celebration of the Chinese New Year

Sausalito, CA– February at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is marked by exciting events. At the beginning of the month, on February 7, BADM is hosting Harvard-educated researcher Joan Kelley for a free talk discussing the importance of growing strong readers, and how parents can help their children toward this goal. Then, on February 19, BADM kicks off the year of the dog with the return of our annual Chinese New Year celebration. Read more about February events below!


A Free Talk Discusses Growing Strong Readers
Curious about ways you can help your child become a strong reader? Join us on Wednesday, February 7, for a free talk presented by researcher Joan Kelley. Kelley’s talk, tilted Growing Strong Readers: What the Science Tells Us and How We Can Help, explores what it takes for a child to become a successful reader, and what parents can do to support that goal. Kelley will share tips, open up the discussion to the audience, and answer parent questions.
BADM will host Joan Kelley’s free talk on Wednesday, February 7, from 6-7 p.m.
For more information, and to register, please click here. 
This event is free and open to the public. 

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at BADM!
On Monday, February 19, the vibrant traditions of the Chinese New Year will be on full display at BADM. Take advantage of this day without school and drop in on our full schedule of programming and performances. This event is presented in partnership with Marin Chinese Cultural Association. The day’s activities include:

  • Marin Chinese Cultural Association Lion Dance Team performances
  • Calligraphy demonstrations with take-home keepsakes
  • 10,000 Victories Kung Fu School martial arts demonstrations
  • Lantern making in BADM’s Fab Lab
  • And much more!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at BADM on Monday, February 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information and the full schedule of events, please click here.
All Chinese New Year programs and events are included with general museum admission, or free for BADM members. 

February Drop-In Programs
Any day is a good day for exploration at BADM! Our science, technology, engineering, and math programs encourage children to grow their curiosity through hands-on activities. In February, children can learn more about how they make words and sounds through an exploration of linguistics, or discover basic mechanics by building and testing gear systems. BADM’s February drop-in programs combine innovative learning with creativity and include STEM Programs and Art Programs.
For more information on daily drop-in program, please click here. 

Plan Ahead for Summer! Register for BADM’s Discovery Camps
The creative learning and exploration that happens every day at BADM comes to life in a new way over the summer! During week-long Discovery Camp sessions, children get the chance to engage in hands-on activities that are designed to boost STEM skills, improve critical thinking, and, of course, be fun! With new themes, improved offerings, and stand out staff, 2018 is sure to be the best summer yet! Registration opens to all in February, so mark your calendar now!
Registration for BADM’s Discovery Camps opens to the public on February 20, 2018. For more information on Discovery Camps and registration, please click here.
BADM members at every level can register for camp early! To explore membership, click here.

About the Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a children’s museum in Sausalito that applies the latest research to develop early learning experiences that inspire and build creative problem solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the museum provides STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that develop creativity and conceptual thinking, critical components of problem solving.

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