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

Monday – Friday:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

This Month's Programs: 

STEM Program: Paper Engineering
Children cut, fold, and manipulate paper to construct their own structure to add to our growing collaborative city in the Fab Lab.

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

January 12 and 13, the Fab Lab will open late at 12:30 p.m.

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!

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Plan Your Visit

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

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.

Fab Lab Study - West Ed

Thank you to our generous Fab Lab supporters

Individuals

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