Summer at BADM – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Summer at BADM

Spring at BADM

Celebrate a new season at BADM! With new outdoor programs and newly reopened indoor experiences, there is always more to explore!

Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, BADM is designed for children 6 months to 10 years old.

Capacity is limited- advanced ticket reservations are required.

Start planning your BADM experience:


Bubble Garden

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


Mud Kitchen

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


Bay Hall

Children enjoy a playful simulation of the Ports of San Francisco and Oakland. Bay Hall features boats, the wharf, and an underwater tunnel, plus vintage train sets.


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.

Zen Art 1

Art Studios

There are endless ways for children to have fun, try something new, get messy, and explore creativity in the Art Studios.


Lookout Cove

Children of all ages are invited to play and explore in Lookout Cove, our 2.5-acre outdoor exhibit featuring natural elements and iconic Bay Area landmarks!

Regular Hours

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

The Museum will close early at 12 p.m. for Discovery at Dusk on Thursday, April 25th.

View all of our upcoming special dates and times here.

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