What to Expect – Bay Area Discovery Museum

What to Expect at Your Next BADM Visit

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a space for imaginations to run wild! Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, BADM features exhibition spaces and daily programs for children 6 months of age to 10 years.

Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required. All BADM staff are vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Check out our Face Covering Tips for Toddlers for more tips on how to prepare your younger children.

Here are some things to know ahead of your next visit:

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Outdoor and indoor spaces are open.

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The museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Member hour is 9 - 10 a.m. Check the museum's Hours & Admission for special holiday hours or closures.

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Advance ticket reservations are required for entry. Tickets are free for members. Reserve Tickets

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There is no time limit to your general admission visit. Your timeslot indicates your window of arrival to the museum. Special event tickets will specify visit length.

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You can get a re-entry sticker from admissions staff if you need to leave the site to take a break from your face covering.

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Our rigorous cleaning schedule ensures regular cleaning of surfaces across the site.

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Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer are available throughout the museum.

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You are welcome to bring their own food to enjoy at on-site picnic tables. Bean Sprouts Café is open, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily.

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Outdoors, face coverings are optional for all visitors. Indoors, all visitors 2 years and older are required to wear a face covering regardless of vaccination status. Face Shields are not an acceptable face covering (for children or adults).
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All BADM staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Regular Hours

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

Holiday Hours

Open daily for Winter Break: December 15 - 31. Closed December 24th, December 25th, and January 1.

We will close at 2pm on December 31.

What to Expect at Your Next BADM Visit

Welcome back BADM Member families, visitors, and Bay Area community! We’ve missed you, and are so excited to see you back at the museum.

Another way to prepare for your visit is to download the Social Story about what to expect while visiting the museum. Check out our Face Covering Tips for Toddlers for more tips on how to prepare your younger children.

Here are some things to know ahead of your next visit:

Here are some things to know ahead of your next visit:

What_To_Expect_Tree

Outdoor and indoor spaces are open.

What_To_Expect_Clock

The museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Member hour is 9 - 10 a.m. Check the museum's Hours & Admission for special holiday hours or closures.

What_To_Expect_Tickets_w_Phone

Advance ticket reservations are required for entry. Tickets are free for members. Reserve Tickets

What_To_Expect_Clock_w_Tickets

There is no time limit to your general admission visit. Your timeslot indicates your window of arrival to the museum. Special event tickets will specify visit length.

What_To_Expect_Mask

Outdoors, face coverings are optional for all visitors. Indoors, all visitors 2 years and older are required to wear a face covering regardless of vaccination status. Face Shields are not an acceptable face covering (for children or adults).

What_To_Expect_Cleaning

Our rigorous cleaning schedule ensures regular cleaning of surfaces across the site.

What_To_Expect_Handwash

Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer are available throughout the museum.

What_To_Expect_Food_Utensils

You are welcome to bring their own food to enjoy at on-site picnic tables. Bean Sprouts Café is open, weekdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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You can get a re-entry sticker from the front desk if they need to leave the site to take a break from their face covering.

Want to know more? Our FAQ page provides additional information to help you prepare for your visit.

 

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