Plan Your Visit 0 to 3yrs - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Plan Your Visit

During your visit to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, you and your child will have endless opportunities for fun, creative learning, and exploration. Our daily programs are influenced by the latest early learning research, and are led by our friendly staff of Museum Educators. On-site exhibitions are designed for more open-ended exploration, and are a chance for you and your child to discover new interests together. Throughout the museum’s 7.5 acres, children ages 0-10 will find a variety of developmentally-appropriate spaces that encourage learning and play.

What can your family discover at BADM?

Have an infant or toddler? Explore spaces and programs designed especially for your little one!

Art Studios
Little artists of any age get hands-on to create original masterpieces in BADM’s indoor Art Studios. Right now at our Tactile Table, Dino Dig offers children the chance to explore kinetic sand, and travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!

Tot Spot
In this toddler-only space, little ones (under 42 inches) are encouraged to grow their curiosity through indoor and outdoor play.

Lookout Cove
Interactive structures like a giant spider web and immersive willow sculpture encourage exploration and age-appropriate risk taking.

Bay Hall
Opportunities for imaginary play abound in this space, as children navigate an underwater tunnel, set sail by ship, and become conductors of toy trains.

Toddler Pop-Up Programs
Toddler Pop-Ups are fun activities led by Museum Educators that engage the youngest minds with creative learning!

Imagination Playground
In this outdoor space, children can express their creativity while building with oversized foam blocks, noodles, hinges, balls, and chutes.

Visiting with Children Ages 4+?
Learning Goals

Throughout the museum site, children can engage with our seven learning goals. At BADM, children can:

Be Curious · Come Up with Ideas and Try Them Out · Make Thoughtful Decisions · Communicate Thinking · Take Risks and Persist Through Challenge · Learn to Collaborate · Build STEM Knowledge

Museum Hours

Closed Mondays
Tuesday-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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