Fab Lab - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Fab Lab

The World’s First Early Learning Fab Lab

Fab Labs are maker spaces with digital fabrication technology such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. Our Fab Lab is the world’s first for early learning, enabling children to intentionally build science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through hands-on learning. Exhibit entry is free for members and included in the price of museum admission.

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New in the Fab Lab!

As we approached the Fab Lab’s two-year anniversary on May 14, we decided this much-loved space needed a facelift to reach its full potential. We closed the doors, took everything apart, and then put it all back together again. The result? A restructured space that we’re excited to tell you about—and can’t wait for you to come see!

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Introducing Fab Lab Classes

Fab Lab classes are a way for your child to explore the tools and technology found in BADM’s early learning Fab Lab in a more hands-on way.

Members-Only Classes:

Design to Fly
Saturday, May 29
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.



Custom Cars
Saturday, June 2
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.



Sign up for Fab Lab Camp this Summer

Join us all summer long at Fab Lab camp! Fab Fashion, Fab Lab: Robots!, and Fab Maker Lab camps are perfect for second through fourth graders looking to have an exclusive, hands-on camp experience in our maker space.

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Open Studio Hours in Fab Lab B

Wednesday, Friday – Sunday Open all day
Thursdays Open 1  – 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday Closed
Open Studio Hours are subject to change. See our daily calendar and check the Upcoming Closed Hours below

New Fab Lab B Hours Beginning Monday, June 11:
Monday – Friday:
 1 – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This Week’s Program:
 Children collaborate to build a life-sized universe made entirely of cardboard using a variety of low and high-tech tools.

Open Studio Hours are designed for children ages 5 and up.

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The Fab Lab Open Studio Hours are included in regular price of admission.

Upcoming Closed Hours: Fab Lab B

Thursday, May 24: Closed due to unforeseen circumstances
Saturday, June 2: Closed 9 – 11 a.m. for Fab Lab Class

Thank you to our generous Fab Lab supporters





The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
The Hearst Foundations


Anne Kerr & Matthew L’Heureux
The Brooks Foundation
Gwen Hinze & Ernest Chow
William H. Donner Foundation
Victoria & Phil Barret
Zoe & Scott Faber

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