Try It Truck – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Try It Truck

The Try It Truck is our engineering lab on wheels, bringing hands-on STEAM programming to your school, camp or library!  

PreK – 5th grade students will Think, Make, Try® through ideas and build creative problem-solving skills by asking questions, designing solutions and testing their ideas. Students and families will explore hands-on stations and learn about concepts of cause and effect, energy, and structure and function.* For our youngest audiences (PreK-TK), activities will encourage open-ended exploration, executive function skill-building and collaboration. 

View the Try It Truck Service Map to find out if Try It Truck can visit you! If you are located outside our service map, we will be unable to serve your site at this time. 

The Try It Truck is a unique experience and requires some special considerations. Prior to booking, please review our Requirements Document to see if the Truck is the best program fit for your site. 

Details:

Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays 
Grade Levels: PreK-5th grade; please note that we offer age-appropriate stations based on the following groupings: PreK-TK, K-2nd, and 3rd-5th 
Timing:Up to 3 sessions, with 45 minutes for PreK – TK sessions, and 1 hour for K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th sessions  
Group Size:  Each session can accommodate about 50 students per session (1-2 classrooms), and about 150 students per visit (over 3 sessions)  
Price: $1380 per Try It Truck visit

Scholarships:

We offer scholarships for Title-1 and other subsidized schools and preschools at $955 per visit. For all other requests for financial support, please contact us at communityprograms@badm.org or (415) 339-3921. Scholarships are applied immediately upon booking. 

Questions? Contact us at schoolvisits@badm.org or (415) 339-3921.

Upcoming Community Events:

The Try it Truck will be at the Marin Country Mart on select Sundays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm:  

  • August 28  
  • September 25  
  • October 16 
  • November 27

Off the Grid at Fort Mason for Family Fridays: 

  • September 2 
  • October 7

We are able to offer a modified Truck program for community events on a limited basis. If you are interested in bringing the Try It Truck to a community event, please reach out to us at communityprograms@badm.org.

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Questions?

Contact us at schoolvisits@badm.org (415) 339-3921.

Try It Truck Case Study

Read our case study on the development and testing of the Try It Truck. Read full case study.

Thank You to Our Partners

100Kin10 for providing the foundational funding and support to research, develop, and pilot the Try It Truck. 

Thank you, Oracle, for supporting our growing community of future engineers. 

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