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

Family Membership ($35 – $159.95)

Family Membership ($35 – $159.95)

Family Members at the Bay Area Discovery Museum enjoy unlimited access to our STEM-based programming and exhibitions. Each visit to our site is an opportunity for children to express their curiosity, discover something new, interact with peers, and continue to build the creative problem-solving skills that will serve them their entire life. 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.

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Family and Grandparent Membership ($159.95)

Sign up for or renew your Family Membership today for access to:

  • Unlimited free admission for two named adults and all children in the household
  • $2 off admission for all accompanying guests at each visit
  • A 10% discount off purchases at the Discovery Store
  • A 10% discount off purchases at Bean Sprouts Café
  • Exclusive access to the museum during our members-only hour, every Saturday from 9-10 a.m.
  • A $25 credit towards a birthday party at BADM!
  • Free or discounted admission to 500+ children’s museums and science centers nationwide
  • Free members-only programs and events
  • Early registration for summer Discovery Camps, a week before the General Public
  • A subscription to BADM’s quarterly newsletter
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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.


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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Included member admission not valid for Goblin Jamboree. Membership privileges cannot be shared or transferred with others.

A 20% discount is available for teachers and corporate partner employees for Grandparent Membership.

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

Ways to Join:

  1. The easiest way to sign up for a Family Access Membership is at the BADM front desk. On your next visit, simply show a front desk staff member your proof of eligibility. You may pay the $35 fee with credit card, cash, or check.
  2. You can also sign up for a Family Access Membership by downloading and completing the Family Access Membership application and mailing it to BADM along with a photo copy of your proof of eligibility and $35 payment.

Download the application in English, Spanish, 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.

Membership privileges cannot be shared or transferred with others.