Art Studios – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Art Studios

Included with General Admission

The Art Studios features endless ways for children to have fun, try something new, get messy, and explore creativity! This exhibit space, open all day, offers children the chance to try out a wide range of hands-on art activities. Explore the Art Studio's current offerings:

Cardboard City

Welcome to Cardboard City, a world built from your imagination.


Studio B:

For our youngest creators:

What will you build? A house? A boat? A Rocketship? The possibilities are endless! Practice immersive, imaginative play with the help of builders boxes! Little ones can crawl through their creations and enjoy endless exploration of a world of cardboard.


Studio C:

For discoverers 4 and older:

Think outside the box: Work with friends new and old to build epic sky-rises, narrow bridges, twisting tunnels and more. Then, add your creation to the ever-growing cardboard cityscape and explore what other young creators have built.

See How Cardboard City Was Built:

About the Artists:

Cardboard City was created in collaboration with artists, Josh Short and Asaki Oda.


Josh Short
Through sculpture, radio, and performance, Bay Area artist Josh Short aims to create spaces where viewers become part of the art experience. He enjoys using cast-off materials like cardboard: it’s relatable, fun to work with, and endlessly versatile.


Asaki Oda
Asaki Oda is inspired by the character of reused materials. She enjoys learning the properties of a material and changing it into something imaginative. Past work includes installations, theater, operas, and retail environments.

Art Studios made possible by Family and Friends in Memory of Stephanie Dains

Regular Hours

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

The museum will be open for Spring Break, Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14.

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