Try It Truck

The Try It Truck is BADM’s engineering-lab-on-wheels, and an exciting way to share our engaging STEM programming. Bring the Try It Truck to your school, library, or community organization to provide hands-on early engineering experiences to young learners. Try It Truck programming engages children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade with BADM’s engineering design process of “Think, Make, Try,” which they’ll use to solve creative challenges and test out new ideas. Try It Truck programming also introduces students to high- and low-tech tools, and encourages them to take risks.

Engineering Extravaganza Bay Area Discovery Museum

Engineering Extravaganza

Young engineers explore a series of hands-on stations featuring engineering challenges and a variety of tools, from hand tools (such as hammers and pliers) to high-tech tools (such as a laser cutter and 3-D printer). Through individual and collaborative activities both on and off the Try It Truck, students use BADM’s engineering design process of “Think, Make, Try,” as they creatively solve problems using math and science.

Availability: Monday – Friday

Grade Levels: Kindergarten – 5th grade

Timing: Sessions are 75 minutes in length

Group Size: Each session can accommodate 2-3 classrooms

2 sessions (4-6 classrooms)         $1,150
3 sessions (7-9 classrooms)         $1,350

Scholarships available for schools who qualify. 

Additional mileage fee will apply to programs more than 40 miles away from the museum.

2018-19 Programs

Download our brochure to view 2018-2019 offerings for school visits and field trips.

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Try It Truck Case Study

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BADM would like to thank 100kin10 for its partnership, providing the foundational funding and support to research, develop, and pilot the Try It Truck.

Thank you to the following funders for their support of the Try It Truck.

The Levchin Family

Broadcom Foundation

Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Koret Foundation

Qatalyst Partners

The Jerry Cohen Foundation

Gifts made after September 1, 2017.