Copy of Things to Do With Kids in SF – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Family Winter Activities in SF

Looking for the ultimate family adventure this holiday season in San Francisco? Look no further than Bay Area Discovery Museum! With mind-blowing exhibits, outdoor adventures, Golden Gate views and enough fun to tire out the most energetic kids, we've got you covered for a day of non-stop giggles and unforgettable memories.


Iceless Skating

Glide, twirl and wobble across an iceless pond as you take in the breath-taking sights of the Northern Lights. Enjoy all the fun of ice skating, without the cold or fear of falling!


Mud Kitchen

In Mud Kitchen, children use pots, pans, baking sheets, and even an old school stove to whip up mud pies, mud cakes, and more.

Two kids stand on the deck of an old salmon fishing boat called Faith with the golden gate bridge in the background.

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.


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.


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.


Try It Studio

Think, Make, Try® with your child. Explore a giant drawing arm, tinker with tools and learn about patterns. 

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.

About Bay Area Discovery Museum

We believe that children grow and thrive through joyful play. So every day, we create playful learning experiences that inspire a lifelong passion for discovery in every child and connect them with the people and world around them. Play is essential to children’s well-being, and when children and families thrive, our communities thrive.

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