Daily Programs – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Daily Programs

As part of our robust museum experience, BADM offers creative outdoor and indoor activities for your family to enjoy! Each activity encourages fun and safe play so families can learn and explore together. Each program is influenced by research-backed learning goals. As children engage in different activities, parents are supported to identify these moments of creative development.

All daily programs are included with general admission.

Regular Hours

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

Holiday Hours

Open daily for Winter Break: December 15 - 31. Closed December 24th, December 25th, and January 1.

We will close at 2pm on December 31.

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Painting Gallery

We provide the frames and the paint, your child brings their artistic eye. Get a little messy and paint something new.

BADM Beach

Soak up the sun together! Dig, build, play or just relax in the sun (or fog) at BADM’s beach.

Find Buddy!

Buddy the Butterfly spends his days flying around BADM. Follow download the Find Buddy Map and follow the clues to find Buddy.


Instrument Walk

Pick up a mallet and see what sounds you can make as you navigate a path of large-scale instruments.


Building Challenge

Build a Rigamajig! Use wood and connecting materials to create unique structures with your child.

Flower Power

What's your favorite kind of flower? Recreate it in the Art Studio to add to our community flower installation. 

Mud Kitchen

Whip up mud cakes, cookies, pies and more tasty treats using real cooking equipment in our outdoor Mud Kitchen.

Under the Seas Coloring Book

Coloring on the wall? We encourage it at BADM! Create with markers, kinetic sand, and more. 

Dance Studio

Your child will learn new dances from around the world, freestyle in the shadow dance corner, and learn hip hop moves on the floor.


Imagination Playground

This old favorite is back! Soft foam is easy to lift and move, and a variety of shapes inspire the construction of unique structures.


Obstacle Course

Your child will be challenged to balance, run, crawl and move their body in creative ways to navigate the course.

More Exhibits

There's even more to explore at BADM. Our exhibitions are research-backed and provide STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that help children develop creativity and creative problem-solving skills.

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