Exhibits – Bay Area Discovery Museum


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

There are 4 new reasons to love BADM in 2021. See new exhibits

Regular Hours

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

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.


Now Outdoors!

Children 0-4 "play with their food" and explore the world around them through soft and squishy creative sculptures!

Wobbleland was developed by artist Marisol Rendón in collaboration with The New Children's Museum.

Try It Studio

Opens in Early 2021

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

How Things Work

Opens in Early 2021

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

Mud Kitchen

Children use pots, pans, baking sheets, and other kitchen items to whip up mud pies, mud cakes, and more!

Bay Hall

Temporarily Closed

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.

Art Studios

Temporarily Closed

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

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