BADM’s annual STEM Superhero Festival Series Begins With a Look at Everyday Heroes
Sausalito, CA- On April 14 and 15, the Bay Area Discovery Museum kicks off its annual STEM Superhero Festival Series. Three festival weekends–in April, May, and June–give kids a chance to engage in creatively themed science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming. Later in the month, BADM will be celebrating 10 years of its school-readiness program, Connections, with a site-wide birthday party. Read more about April events below.
STEM Superheroes: Everyday Heroes
They don’t teleport from place to place and they can’t make themselves invisible, but the heroes of daily life definitely have superpowers. During STEM Superheroes: Everyday Heroes, children will learn how real heroes–from doctors to firefighters to the Coast Guard–use STEM in their daily work. Dressed in a hero’s cape that we provide at the door, kids will also engage in creative programming and activities that demonstrate what they can do each day to be a hero in their own lives!
Join us for STEM Superheroes: Everyday Heroes on April 14 and 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More information can be found here.
All STEM Superheroes: Everyday Heroes programming is included in the price of museum admission, or free for BADM members.
Celebrate 10 Years of Connections at BADM
On April 21, there’s a party happening at BADM! Connections–BADM’s school-readiness outreach program–is celebrating its tenth year of partnership with Bay Area preschools. Since its launch in 2008, Connections has served more than 13,000 students from federally subsidized preschools, engaging them in the STEM-based programming that will be critical to their future success. To mark this occasion, BADM is throwing a site-wide birthday party. Everyone is invited to join us for festive decorations, birthday-themed programming, on-site bounce houses, and more!
Connections is celebrating its 10th birthday on April 21, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More information on Connections can be found here.
All Connections birthday programming is included in the price of museum admission or free for BADM members.
Get Messy in the Great Outdoors
When you have a toddler, outdoor excursions can get messy fast. That may not always be what you intend, but at BADM’s April Family Class, it’s exactly what we’re going for! At Get Ready to Get Messy: Outdoor Learning, toddlers will grow their curiosity for the natural world through activities like mud painting, mobile making, and water exploration. In all Family Class sessions, toddlers and caregivers enjoy time together, experimenting with new materials and testing out creative ideas. At the end of class, you and your little one can extend the day’s learning in other museum spaces.
April Family Class sessions include one class a week for three weeks. More information on Family Classes can be found here.
Session One: Thursdays April 19, 26, and May 3
Session Two: Fridays April 20, 27, and May 4
April Drop-In Programs
Every day at BADM is a chance for you and your child to explore together. Our creative STEM programs allow children to try out new ideas and come up with innovative solutions to challenges. In April, children can learn about circuitry concepts like conductivity and polarity in a hands-on way, or explore the basics of macrame with DIY wall hangings. These programs, in addition to other April offerings, combine innovative learning with creative fun, encourage STEM thinking, and teach artistic techniques.
More information on daily drop-in programs can be found here.
All drop-in programs are included in the price of museum admission or free for BADM members.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a children’s museum in Sausalito that applies the latest research to develop early learning experiences that inspire and build creative problem-solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the museum provides STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that develop creativity and conceptual thinking, critical components of problem solving.