BADM is Open! – Bay Area Discovery Museum

BADM is Open!

BADM is Open!

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a space for your child's imagination to run wild! Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, BADM is designed for children 6 months to 10 years old.

Advanced tickets are required for museum entry. Reserve tickets here.

Engage your child with BADM's active programs, imaginative art projects, and design challenges; all research-backed and proven to build life skills while having fun!


Our exhibitions are research-backed and provide STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that help children develop creativity and creative problem solving skills.

Daily Programs

As part of our robust outdoor experience, BADM offers creative activities for your family to enjoy! BADM programs (included in admission) engage children in research-backed fun through active programs, imaginative art projects, and design challenges.

What People Are Saying

"BADM staff is doing an AWESOME job! My daughter just turned 6 and she misses this place so much!" (Google Review)

"This is our favorite place to play, learn and explore. Extremely grateful they have reopened the outdoor play area and added more fun and creative activities for the kiddos. I highly recommend getting a membership. There’s so much to do, my kids never get bored." (Facebook Review)

"A lot of thought and work clearly went into the reopening. We appreciate the museum keeping
visitors safe!"
(Onsite Comment)

What to Expect

We've been hard at work getting the museum for fun, education and safe experiences. Learn about what to expect ahead of your visit.


All visitors 2 years and older are required to wear a face covering. Face Shields are not an acceptable face covering (for children or adults).


New physical distancing markers are in place at the entrance and throughout the grounds.

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