Visit Us - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Visit Us

Based on the recommendation of the California Department of Public Health, Bay Area Discovery Museum is closed through March 31, 2020. Please refer to our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.

Any updates regarding COVID-19 or BADM’s response to the situation will be communicated to all visitors via email, posted on the BADM website, and shared via social media channels.

When open...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.


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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With seven interactive exhibit spaces, there’s something for everyone.

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View our upcoming performances, annual events, festivals, and more.

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Group Visits

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

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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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Museum Hours

The museum is closed through March 31, based on the recommendation by the California Department of Public Health.

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.

$1 Off Online Tickets!

Purchase tickets online to receive $1 off each ticket. 


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.

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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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