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 exhibition spaces and daily programs for children 6 months of age to 10 years.

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The museum is open with modifications. The recent changes to the state and regional Stay-Home orders allow outdoor recreation areas to remain open, giving us the opportunity to welcome families back to the museum.

The museum will function as a space for open play and exploration, with staff on hand to ensure face coverings are worn and visitors are physically distancing. Capacity is limited. Advanced tickets are required.


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, hours subject to change.

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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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Regular Hours

Wednesday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Virtual Member Hour: 9 - 10 a.m.
Closed Monday - Tuesday


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

Advanced ticket reservations required. Buy tickets online to reserve your space in a 30 minute timeslot for touchless entry.

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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