Older Kids – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Discover As You Grow

As your child grows, there's more to explore at Bay Area Discovery Museum. Discover engaging exhibits, outdoor adventures, Golden Gate views that will ignite your child's imagination and support their growing mind.

Exhibits For Kids Ages 5-8

Step into a world where imagination knows no bounds. Captain your own ship in Lookout Cove, unleash your architectural prowess in Cardboard City, embark on a thrilling tree-top adventure through Gumnut Grove and more!


How Things Work

Reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary! Experience everyday items cut in half.


Paint My Ride

A car can be a canvas too! Work together to layer colorful paints and witness the transformation of a vehicle into a joyful, imaginative work of art.

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.

A young child stands next to a stack of cardboard boxes with a cardboard workshop in the background.

Cardboard City

What will you add to our ever-growing city? Work with friends new and old to build epic sky-rises, narrow bridges, twisting tunnels and more. 


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 - Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Member Hour: 9 – 10 a.m.
Closed: 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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