Daily Programs – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Daily Programs

As part of our robust museum 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 general 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.

Regular Hours

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


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


Building Challenge

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


Instrument Walk

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

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Toddler Pop-Up

BADM's youngest visitors have a chance to climb, walk, hop and crawl through obstacles scaled down just for them. 

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Balls & Ramps

How can you use the ramps to move the ball from one end to the other? 

NEW! 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.

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Mud Kitchen

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

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Bubble Garden

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

Find Buddy!

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


Obstacle Course

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

Member Programs

Join us for monthly member events on-site and virtually.

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