Hands-On Harley-Davidson™

Rev Your Engines at Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ beginning January 19!

Bring your little easy riders to the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s newest traveling exhibit, Hands-On Harley-Davidson™! Against the backdrop of a replica motorcycle dealership, families will have fun exploring STEM in action – and children will get a chance to hit the (simulated) open road themselves!

Visitors to Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ will immerse themselves in the community of motorcycle riders, builders, and enthusiasts in two unique spaces.

Hands-On Harley-Davidson™  is free for members and included in the price of admission.

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.

In the Engineering Lab, a set of eight unique activities will introduce children to science and engineering concepts through creative, hands-on experiments.

  • Send golf balls through multiple test runs of jump tracks, loop tracks, roller coaster tracks, and more. Motion-tracking software will allow children to explore how different release heights and positions will impact the ball’s speed, distance, and trajectory.
  • Visitors can design their own freestyle ramps, tracks, and jumps to see first-hand how different factors like friction and gravity affect a golf ball’s motion.

In a replica dealership, children will get a first-hand look at what goes into the ultimate riding experience.

  • They’ll be able to customize their dream bike with decals, license plates, and more, and check-out their purchases at the cash register.
  • A kid-sized motorcycle inspired by a real Harley-Davidson® Road King® and a selection of interactive videos that explore the best rides across the globe will let children feel the power of the engine and the wind in their face.
  • In the service department, visitors will peak in on real motorcycle mechanics hard at work, building and repairing bikes.

Hands-On Harley-Davidson opens at BADM on January 19, 2019. Visits to the exhibit are included in the price of museum admission, or free for BADM members.

Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ and Harley-Davidson® are trademarks of H-D and are used with permission. ©2019 H-D. All rights reserved.