Visit – Bay Area Discovery Museum

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The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a space for imaginations to run wild! Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, BADM features seven exhibition spaces for children 6 months of age to 10 years.


Hours & Admission

Check out our hours and admission fees.

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We offer free parking. View our address and driving directions.

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Museum Map

Get the lay of the land before you visit.

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Each day, we offer more than six free, STEM and Art programs.

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BADM Bean Sprouts Café

Bean Sprouts Café

Need a break to refuel and refresh? Grab a bite to eat at Bean Sprouts Café, open during museum hours.

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Group Visits

Not a school but visiting the museum with more than 10 kids? Make a group reservation and save! 

Please note, due to COVID-19 group size is limited to 6 or less. Learn more.

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What We're About

We believe in early learning experiences that inspire and build fundamental creative problem solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world.

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The Bay Area Discovery Museum is committed to providing a safe and inviting environment to all.

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Museum Hours

Bay Area Discovery Museum is currently closed. Updates on reopening will be posted on the BADM website, shared on BADM's social media channels, and emailed out.

Regular Hours

Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.* - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Member Hour: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Plan Your Visit

We are located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito.


BADM Mini-Store Shelves

Find unique items for children of all ages.

Bean Sprouts Cafe

Enjoy good-for-you grub at Bean Sprouts Café.

Visit Today

Buy tickets online and beat the lines at the door! Online ticket holders enter through the member line.

Today's Programs

Check out our daily programs, what's happening in the Art Studios, and any special events.

Join Today

Join Today

A Family Membership for a family of 4 pays for itself in 3 visits. Become a member to receive unlimited free visits.



All BADM experiences are research-backed and provide STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that help children develop creativity and conceptual thinking skills. Learning Goals

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