Event Rentals

Space Capacities
(# of guests)
Standing Reception Seated Banquet Creative Meeting Space
Lookout Cove 200 80 100
Discovery Theater 230 120 75
Entry Pavilion Courtyard 150 80 100
Playhouse 75 60 40
Discovery Studio 75 60 40

Whether you’re looking to host a cocktail hour, wedding reception, corporate event, lecture, class, family reunion, alumni event, or fundraiser, an event at the Bay Area Discovery Museum is one your guests will never forget. The Golden Gate Bridge creates a stunning backdrop for any soiree, either al fresco or inside the museum. The planning expertise of our detail-oriented staff guarantees your private event is sure to be a smash success.

With two indoor rooms and two outdoor areas to choose from, all of our spaces are flexible and can be personalized to every event’s individual needs for any occasion. Depending on your selection, our spaces can accommodate anywhere from 25 to 230 guests.

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events@badm.org | (415) 942-3972


Indoor Spaces

The largest of our indoor spaces, the Discovery Theater is a grand multi-purpose room with an industrial vibe.

Its location near our outdoor exhibit, Lookout Cove, makes the Playhouse perfect for families, plus the multipurpose room has a kitchenette.

Located in the entry pavilion of the museum, the Discovery Studio is our newest space and perfect for medium-sized events.

Outdoor Spaces

Lookout Cove

Lookout Cove is a 2.5-acre outdoor exhibit space, perfect for creative meetings or family gatherings.

Entry Pavilion Courtyard

Thanks to stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Entry Pavilion Courtyard is the ultimate outdoor cocktail reception space.