Exhibits – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Exhibits

Our exhibitions are research-backed playful learning experiences that inspire a passion for discovery in every child.

There are endless opportunities for exploration and joyful play. Plan your visit today!

All exhibits are included with general admission.

Regular Hours

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

We will be open on Memorial Day, May 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We will be closing early at 3:30 on Wednesday, June 1.

Los Trompos

Now Open!

Experience larger-than-life 'spinning tops' inspired by the popular children’s toy and Mexican Artisans' textiles. Push and pull to rotate the tops and explore the structures inside and out!

How Things Work

Reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary! Experience everyday items cut in half.

Woodshop

Now Open!

Using real tools builds confidence and is fun! Children practice their woodworking skills as they become makers, sculptors and carpenters in this whimsical Woodshop.

Tot Spot

Infants and toddlers stretch their imaginations and satisfy their curiosity as they crawl, toddle, feel and hop their way through Bay and Forest themed environments designed just for them.

Gumnut Grove

Children experience the wonders of nature as they run, play and climb through 3 large treehouses nestled in the canopy of Fort Baker's majestic trees. Designed for our 5 - 10 year old visitors.

Try It Studio

Think, Make, Try® with your child in this unique new space!

Art Studios

There are endless ways for children to have fun, try something new, get messy, and explore creativity in the Art Studios.

Lookout Cove

Lookout Cove is a 2.5-acre interactive outdoor exploration area featuring natural elements and iconic Bay Area landmarks for children to play on. All Ages.

BADM Beach

Dig and explore the sand, engineer a sand sculpture, play or just relax in the sun (or fog) at BADM’s very own beach with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge! 

Bay Hall

Children enjoy a playful simulation of the Ports of San Francisco and Oakland. Bay Hall features boats, the wharf, and an underwater tunnel, plus vintage train sets. All ages.

Mud Kitchen

In Mud Kitchen, children use pots, pans, baking sheets, and even an old school stove to whip up mud pies, mud cakes, and more.

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