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!

Members receive unlimited access to winter events and programs at BADM! Join today to get the most out of the museum.

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.

Members receive unlimited access to winter events and programs at BADM! Join today to get the most out of the museum.

Winter-Themed Programs

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

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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

Members receive unlimited access to winter events and programs at BADM! Join today to get the most out of the museum.

Photos & Snacks with Santa

Santa will be at BADM on December 14-15.

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Snacks with Santa

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Half-Hour Sessions

Enjoy light snacks, coffee, and hot cocoa with Santa and share your holiday wishes with the man of the season! Beat the crowds and sign up for a timed meet-and-great with Santa on December 14 or 15.

Non-Members: $14.95 per person + museum admission
BADM Members: $9.95 per person

Registration Opens Soon

Photos with Santa

2:30 - 4 p.m. 

Santa will be available for photos in the afternoon on December 14-15.

Included in museum admission or free for members.

Noon Years Eve Celebration

On December 31, join us for our annual celebration!

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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!

Members receive free admission to Noon Year's Eve Celebration!

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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. 

Get the Most Out of BADM!

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