Daily Programs – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Daily Programs

As part of our robust outdoor experience, BADM is offering creative activities for your family to enjoy! Each activity encourages fun and safe play so families can learn and explore together.

BADM programs (included in admission) engage children in research-backed fun through active programs, imaginative art projects, and design challenges.

Each program is influenced research-backed learning goals. As children engage in different activities, parents are supported to identify these moments of creative development. BADM learning goals were created by early learning experts in BADM’s in-house research department.

All programs are subject to change due to weather or staffing. Check the on-site programs calendar for the most up-to-date schedule!

Regular Hours

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

Bubble Garden

Step into our enchanted bubble garden and experience bubbles of all sizes and colors!

Drum Design

NEW! Design Challenge: Drum Design

Design to the beat of your own drum. Explore new and familiar materials that can be used to create a drum that's unique to your child!

Musical Feet Daily Programs Page

Musical Feet

Produce a musical masterpiece... hands-free! Your child will explore the world of sound with foot-activated instruments.


Obstacle Course

Get active in BADM’s outdoor obstacle course. Children will be challenged to balance, run, crawl, and move their bodies in creative ways to navigate the course.

Balls and Ramps Daily Programs Page

Balls & Ramps

How can you use the ramps to move the ball from one end to the other? We brought this sneak preview of How Things Work outdoors!


Instrument Walk

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


Find Buddy!

Buddy the Butterfly spends his days flying around BADM looking for flowers to pollinate and meeting new friends. Follow download the Find Buddy Map and follow the clues to find Buddy and favorite spots at BADM.


Mud Kitchen

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


Spray Bottle Painting

Paint on a giant canvas with a spray bottle to create a unique masterpiece!

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