Playhouse

The Playhouse is centrally located within the museum, giving party attendees easy access to enjoy spaces like Lookout Cove, Festival Plaza, the Art Studios, and our special exhibition hall.

Availability: Saturday and Sunday; 10 – 11:30 a.m., 12: 30- 2 p.m., and 3 – 4:30 p.m.


Custom Package

This is a basic package that allows you to customize your party! You bring the cake, goodies, and the kids, and we will help with set up and clean up. We provide a banner, water pitcher with cups, and music for every party. Customize this package with add-ons from the list below for a truly unique experience.

Price: $545

Party Size: Up to 60 guests, all get free entry into the museum ($850 value)

Possible Add-Ons (view descriptions):

  • photo booth – $195 (subject to availability)
  • face painter – $85
  • simple decorations and party necessities – $95
    • setup and take down included
  • themed decorations – $175
    • setup and take down included
  • play corner and tactile table – $75
  • arts and craft activity led by BADM staff – $115
  • take home party favor books $10/child

Music – We provide a playlist with various artists and child appropriate music, or you are welcome to bring your own device.

Please note, food and beverage are not included.


Blast Package

The Blast Package is perfect when it comes to planning a stress-free birthday party for your child. We take care of the decorations and provide you two BADM staff members that facilitate the arts and crafts table and face paint, so you have time to enjoy the party!

Price: $765

Party Size: Up to 20 kids and 40 adults, all receive free admission for the entire day ($350 value)

Includes:

  • face painter
  • arts and craft activity led by BADM staff
  • simple decorations and setup
    • tablecloths, party hats, banner, plates, napkins, cups, compostable utensils, and water pitcher
  • play corner and tactile table
  • music*
  • party favor books

*Music – We provide a playlist with various artists and child appropriate music. Or you are welcome to bring your own device

Available Add-Ons (view descriptions):

  • themed decorations – $175
    • setup and take down included
  • photo booth – ($195)

Please note, food and beverage are not included.


Reservations

Our new online bookings lets you check availability, customize your party, and book through our website.

Book Now

To make sure your child’s birthday wishes come true, 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. Parking is free and is available in both the paved and gravel lots next to the museum.

Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) members receive an annual $25 credit on any party. Visit our membership page for all BADM member benefits!

For questions about birthday parties contact us at birthdays@badm.org or (415) 942-3353.

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birthdays@badm.org | (415) 942-3353

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