Benefits Breakdown – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Membership Benefits

In addition to free museum access for an entire year, membership also allows you to become part of a community, through exclusive members-only events. You can share the BADM experience with family and friends through discounted guest admission. From weekend playdates to member events to birthday parties, membership makes it possible for you and your family to have fun together throughout the entire year. Browse all member-level benefits below!

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  • Free family admission, including festivals and special events

    Free or discounted admission to 500+ children’s museums and science centers nationwide

    Four guest passes total

    $2 off additional guest tickets

    Early summer Discovery Camp registration

    $25 credit toward a BADM birthday party

    10% discount at the BADM Mini-Store

    10% discount at Bean Sprouts Cafe

    Member Hour every Saturday 9-10 a.m.

    Members-only programs


  • Family Member Benefits, Plus:

    Priority summer Discovery Camp registration

    Two free guests each visit

    Invitations to exclusive events and VIP parties

Donor Circle

Discovery Circle - $1,000
  • Supporting Benefits, Plus:

    Priority Summer Camp registration in January

    Invitations to Donor Circle only events including Gingerbread Extravaganza, Springtime Adventure and Valentine Making Party

    10 passes (admitting 50 people) to a school or community center of your choice

    Early access to adult-child classes, Discover Together and Curious and Capable

    Opportunity to engage deeper with the museum through the Friends of BADM

Donor Circle

Explorer Circle - $2,500
  • Discovery Circle Benefits Plus:
    Book dedicated to the museum or a museum program in your family's name

    Ability to bring additional family to all Donor Circle events

Donor Circle

Creativity Circle - $5,000
  • Explorer Circle Benefits Plus:
    Yearly digest of BADM's research including parent tips

    Invitation to BADM's Creativity Salon; an adult-only thought leadership event

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