Programs_PreCOVID – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Daily Programs

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!

Browse daily programs below!

Regular Hours

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

View all of our upcoming special dates and times here.

Toddler Pop-Ups

Toddler Pop-ups are a way for children to grow their curiosity through creative play.

Daily: 9:30 - 10 a.m.

March Rotating Toddler Pop-Ups
Balls & Ramps
Grow Your Garden
Musical Motion
Textures and Tunnels
What's Cooking



Pop-ups get children of all ages moving and grow their curiosity through energetic play.

Daily: 2:30 - 3 p.m.

Rotating March Pop-Ups
Bubble Boppin’
DIY Obstacle Course
Hexbug Mazes
Stomp Rockets
Treasure Hunters
Move It, Shake it

Art Programs

Kids foster creativity through projects that combine traditional arts exploration with opportunities for innovation and problem solving.

STEM Programs

Explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts in a hands-on way during these programs.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 1-2 p.m.
Sundays 2:30-3:30 p.m.

March STEM Program: NASA Rover Design
Help your child think about what planet to explore, and plan out the properties of their rover. Making thoughtful decisions before and during the building process can help reduce stress.

Member Programs

Join us each Sunday for an exclusive program for member families!

March Member Meetup: Trickster Traps
Children engineer a trap to catch little tricksters! such as Leprechauns.

Museum Hours

Bay Area Discovery Museum is currently closed. Updates on reopening will be posted on the BADM website, shared on BADM's social media channels, and emailed out.

Regular Hours

Closed Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.* - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Member Hour: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
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