Winter at BADM – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Winter at BADM

BADM is transforming for the winter season! Join us for special events, activities, and themed programs this December.

  • Our Iceless Skating Rink, opens Friday, November 29. Skate on by!
  • Explore favorite programs and exhibits like Mud Kitchen, Ice Castles, Metal Embossing, and more.
  • Join us for Noon Year’s Eve on December 31, our annual celebration featuring a 12 p.m. ball drop

Read on for more details!

Iceless Skating Rink

This temporary exhibit opens Friday, November 29!

Open November 29 – January 5*
  • Slide onto our synthetic ice rink!
  • Children of all ages can slide and glide into the winter season.
  • Weekend Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Weekday Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Included in museum admission and free for BADM members.

*Please note that the Iceless Skating Rink will not be open for Noon Year’s Eve.

Winter-Themed Programs

Each day, drop into Art and STEM programs or explore a special exhibit!

December Program Highlights
  • Special Program: Mud Kitchen – Satterlee Way
  • Art Program: Ice Castles – Art Studios
  • STEM Program: Metal Embossing – Check Schedule On-Site
  • Art Program: Snow Painting – Check Schedule On-Site

Noon Years Eve Celebration

On December 31, join us for our annual celebration!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ring in the new year with the entire family, without keeping the kids up past bedtime! Join us for this beloved annual event and kid-friendly affair!

  • Decorate Glitter Crowns in the Art Studios
  • Make Picture Perfect Props in the Fab Lab to wear in our festive photo booth
  • Use artistic materials to create Wish Wands
  • Join in a museum dance party to the tunes of DJ Mancub
  • Watch the ball drop at noon
  • And much more!

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: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

$1 Off Online Tickets!

Purchase tickets online to receive $1 off each ticket. 

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