Messy Art Fest

Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31
9 a.m.* – 5 p.m.
For all ages!

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is transforming into a blank canvas for you and your child to create, paint, dance, and everything in between!

Push the limits of arts and crafts at this weekend-long, creative festival. Join in BADM favorites like Spray Bottle Painting and Sand Mandalas, or experiment in a brand new program, like Mural Dance Party. Explore new art techniques you’ve been curious to try with your kids, like Screen Printing and Ceramics, and share a moment of discovery by using new materials for the first time together.

During our Messy Art Festival, there will be no rules and no clean up (we’ll handle that part!). There will be total permission to get messy and endless ways to have fun!

Museum Hours

Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Member Hour: Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

*Please note, Saturday from 9 – 10 a.m. is Member Hour, for members only. General Admission opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

All Messy Art Fest activities are free for BADM Members and included in the price of Museum Admission.

Messy Art Fest is just one of the fun, family festivals throughout the year that are free for members. Learn more about all BADM Member benefits.