Birthday Parties

Nobody throws a birthday party like the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)! All BADM birthday parties include:

  • All-day museum admission for guests.
  • Staff help with setup and cleanup.
  • Free and easy parking.

Choose from customizable packages available in 3 private rooms throughout the museum.

New Way to Book!
Our new online bookings lets you check availability, customize your party, and book through our website.

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Booking, Payment, and Cancellation:
We recommend booking at least two to three months in advance.
Full payment is required at the time of registration. For cancellations, you’ll receive a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee.

All of our party packages allow for outside vendors for catering. Bean Sprouts Cafe, the onsite cafe, offers a wide variety of party platters and a la carte offerings. See full menu here.

Balloons of any kind are not allowed at the museum due to National Park Service regulation.

Contact Us | (415) 942-3353

Hey Members!

BADM Members receive an annual $25 credit on any party.

Not Ready to Book?

Fill out our request form to tour any party space.


Discovery Studio holds up to 40 guests, and packages start at $445.

The Playhouse holds up to 60 guests, packages start at $545.

Discovery Theater holds 80-100 guests and comes with a bounce house, packages start at $895.

Indoor Spaces

The largest of our indoor spaces, the Discovery Theater is a grand multi-purpose room with an industrial vibe.

Its location near our outdoor exhibit, Lookout Cove, makes the Playhouse perfect for families, plus the multipurpose room has a kitchenette.

Located in the entry pavilion of the museum, the Discovery Studio is our newest space and perfect for medium-sized events.

Outdoor Spaces

Lookout Cove

Lookout Cove is a 2.5-acre outdoor exhibit space, perfect for creative meetings or family gatherings.

Entry Pavilion Courtyard

Thanks to stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Entry Pavilion Courtyard is the ultimate outdoor cocktail reception space.

Not Ready to Book? Request a walkthrough!