Family Fun – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Family Fun

Discover More, Together

We make every day easier for caregivers! Explore over 7 acres of exhibits under the Golden Gate Bridge designed for children ages 0-8 and their families. The best part is no clean-up or fuss is necessary, just plan your visit!

There's always something new to discover at Bay Area Discovery Museum. Browse our current exhibits, events and programs below.

All programs, exhibits, and festivals are free for members or included in the price of admission.

Regular Hours

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Member Hour: 9 – 10 a.m.
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

View all of our upcoming special dates and times here.

Exhibits and Programs


Clay Play

The Art Studios closes at 3:30 p.m.

Mold your imagination: Explore the endless creative expression as you roll, twist, pinch and press clay. 


Paint My Ride

A car can be a canvas too! Work together to layer colorful paints, vibrant shapes and curious patterns and witness the transformation of a vehicle into a joyful, imaginative work of art.


Tot Spot

Infants and toddlers stretch their imaginations and satisfy their curiosity as they crawl, toddle, feel and hop their way through Bay and Forest themed environments designed just for them.


Gumnut Grove

Children experience the wonders of nature as they run, play and climb through 3 large treehouses nestled in the canopy of Fort Baker's majestic trees. Designed for our 5 - 8 year old visitors.


Lookout Cove

Lookout Cove is a 2.5-acre interactive outdoor exploration area featuring natural elements and iconic Bay Area landmarks for children to play on. All Ages.


How Things Work

Reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary! Experience everyday items cut in half.


Bay Hall

Children enjoy a playful simulation of the Ports of San Francisco and Oakland. Bay Hall features boats, the wharf, and an underwater tunnel, plus vintage train sets. All ages.


Try It Studio

Think, Make, Try® with your child in this unique new space!

For Kids 0-3

Tot Spot
Mud Kitchen
Cardboard City

For Kids 4+

Paint My Ride
Lookout Cove
How Things Work
Cardboard City
Try It Studio
Hopscotch Reimagined

For Kids 5+

Gumnut Grove

What to Expect

Things might look different since your last visit. We work hard to develop experiences that are fun and safe. Learn what to expect ahead of your visit.

Face coverings are optional, but strongly recommended indoors.

Advance ticket reservations are required for entry. Members are not required to reserve tickets in advance.  Reserve Tickets

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