Plan Your Visit 4+

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 a child 4+? Explore spaces and programs designed especially for your child's age group!

Fab Lab
In BADM’s early learning Fab Lab, kids use low and high-tech tools to bring new ideas to life and solve creative challenges.

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

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

Discovery Hall
Discovery Hall is home to BADM’s traveling exhibitions, which encourage adult and child interaction. Come explore what’s on view!

Art Programs
Stop in the Art Studios for programs that allow kids of all ages to explore new artistic tools and techniques.

STEM Programs
Throughout our site, Museum Educators lead programs that encourage children to think about STEM concepts while trying out new ideas.

Pop-Up Programs
Pop-Ups are a chance for kids to get active! These fun, STEM-based engagements—like a DIY Obstacle Course or Jumbo Chalk drawing—are led by Museum Educators at on-site stations.

Visiting with Children 3 and under?

Museum Hours

Summer Hours
Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.* - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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