Outdoor Spaces – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Outdoor Spaces

Discover 2.5 acres of outdoor exhibits for endless exploration and joyful play.

Plan your visit today! All exhibits are included with general admission.

Regular Hours

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

Los Trompos

Now Open!

Experience larger-than-life 'spinning tops' inspired by the popular children’s toy and Mexican Artisans' textiles. Push and pull to rotate the tops and explore the structures inside and out!

Tot Spot

Infants and toddlers stretch their imaginations as they splash through Tot Spot stream and make friends with our tortoise and frog toys.


Now Open!

Using real tools builds confidence and is fun! Children practice their woodworking skills as they become makers, sculptors and carpenters in this whimsical Woodshop.

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.

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 - 10 year old visitors.

BADM Beach

Dig and explore the sand, engineer a sand sculpture, play or just relax in the sun (or fog) at BADM’s very own beach with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge! 

Mud Kitchen

In Mud Kitchen, children use pots, pans, baking sheets, and even an old school stove to whip up mud pies, mud cakes, and more.

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