Event Rentals Archive - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Event Rentals

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.

For more information on event space rentals, contact: (415) 339-3972 or events@badm.org.

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

Discovery Theater

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


Discovery Studio

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



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


Outdoor Spaces

Lookout Cove

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


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