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 and more than six daily drop-in programs for children 6 months of age to 10 years.
For the latest programs, events, and activities, see what's happening This Month at BADM.
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.
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.
BADM Mini-Store Shelves
Find unique items for children of all ages.
Bean Sprouts Cafe
Enjoy good-for-you grub at Bean Sprouts Café.
Buy tickets online and beat the lines at the door! Online ticket holders enter through the member line.
Check out our daily programs, what's happening in the Art Studios, and any special events.
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