Daily Programs – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Daily Programs

As part of our robust museum experience, Bay Area Discovery Museum 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

The Museum will be closing early on Saturday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.



Using real tools builds confidence and is fun! Carve, hammer, and whittle with your child as they help shape this collaborative wooden sculpture and learn wood-working skills.

BADM Beach

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


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.


Building Challenge

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

Mud Kitchen

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

Find Buddy!

Buddy the Butterfly spends his days flying around Bay Area Discovery Museum. Follow download the Find Buddy Map and follow the clues to find Buddy.

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Hopscotch Reimagined

Hop, skip and jump through five original hopscotch creations designed by Bay Area artists.


Instrument Walk

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

More Exhibits

There's even more to explore at 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.

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