Family Membership ($35 – $159.95) – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Family Membership ($35 – $159.95)

Family Members at the Bay Area Discovery Museum enjoy unlimited access to our engaging programs, creative exhibits, and annual events. From weekend playdates to member events to birthday parties, membership makes it possible for children and their caregivers to have the kind of ongoing engagement with BADM that can benefit them the most.

Family and Grandparent Membership ($159.95)

Family Member Benefits include:

  • 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

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More About This Membership:

  • Family admission includes two named adults and all children in the household. 
  • Included member admission not valid for Goblin Jamboree.
  • Membership privileges cannot be shared or transferred with others.
  • A 20% discount for a Family Membership is available for teachers and corporate partner employees.
  • Looking for more perks? Checkout our Benefits Breakdown to compare membership levels.

Grandparent Memberships ($159.95)

Grandparent Members enjoy all of the same benefits as Family Members. This membership extends the definition of “all children in the household” to include all grandchildren a Grandparent Member wishes to cover with their membership purchase.

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More About This Membership:

  • Family admission includes two named adults and all children in the household. 
  • Included member admission not valid for Goblin Jamboree.
  • Membership privileges cannot be shared or transferred with others.
  • A 20% discount for a Grandparent Membership is available for teachers and corporate partner employees.
  • Looking for more perks? Checkout our Benefits Breakdown to compare membership levels.

Family Access Membership ($35)

Reduced-cost memberships are offered for families who qualify. Family Access Members enjoy all of the same benefits as Family Members. To qualify for a Family Access Membership, your family must participate in at least one of the following programs:

  • Food Stamps/CalFresh Program/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Free and Reduced School Lunch
  • Woman Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Section 8/Public Housing
  • Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)/Healthy Families
  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low Income Energy Assistance/Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Kaiser Permanente Cares for Kids (Child Health Plan)
  • Licensed Foster Parent
  • Active Military and Veterans
  • One child enrolled in a Connections Partner School
  • Early Head Start or Head Start
  • Cal WORKS
  • Placement on centralized eligibility list for childcare subsidy 

Ways to Join:

Provide proof of eligibility and payment through one of the following methods:

ONLINE: Email your proof of eligibility to membership@badm.org and we will provide you with access to purchase online and book your tickets. 

BY MAIL: Send in your proof of eligibility, the application, and a $35 check made out to Bay Area Discovery Museum. Once you receive online confirmation of your membership you will be able to reserve free member tickets online. 

IN PERSON: Visit the museum to apply with your proof of eligibility and book tickets for then next available time slot.  

Download the application in EnglishSpanish, and Chinese. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Mail to:
Attn: Membership Access Program, Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965

You will receive an email with directions to access your electronic membership card once payment is received.

Free admission not valid for Goblin Jamboree Fundraiser. Memberships are non-transferable and cannot be shared  or transferred with others. Benefits are subject to change and may be revoked upon misuse. 

Have Questions?

See our frequently asked questions page.

Membership FAQ

Contact Us

Phone: (415) 339-3995
Email: membership@badm.org

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Compare all of our membership levels to find the right fit for your family!

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