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.

What’s in the Fab Lab?

Fab Lab A: Explore the engineer design process with Rigamajig using wheels, pulleys, nuts, and bolts.
Fab Lab B: Join us for a hands-on program led by our Museum Educators. See below for times and programs.
Fab Lab C: Create tall buildings, bridges, entire cities, and more using KEVA Planks, stackable wooden planks.

Fab Lab B Open Hours

Open Studio Hours are subject to change. See our daily calendar and check the Upcoming Closed Hours below

This Month's Programs: 

STEM Program: Assembly Required
Encourage thoughtful discussion by asking your child to describe their construction and explain their building decisions.

Fab Lab B STEM programs are designed for children ages 4 and up.

Buy Museum Tickets

Entry into Fab Lab B is included in the regular price of admission.

Upcoming Closed Hours

August 15: Closed All Day

Sign up for Fab Lab Classes!

During a BADM Fab Lab Class, children and caregivers get an in-depth, hands-on experience with the tools and technology in BADM’s unique makerspace.

New in the Fab Lab

The Fab Lab’s two-year anniversary was in May 2018, and 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!

Plan Your Visit

We are located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito.

Museum Hours

Summer Hours
Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.* - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fab Lab Study - West Ed

Thank you to our generous Fab Lab supporters


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