What to Expect – Bay Area Discovery Museum

What to Expect at Your Next BADM Visit

The museum will reopen with modifications this Friday, December 18. The recent changes to the state and regional Stay-Home orders allow outdoor recreation areas to remain open, giving us the opportunity to welcome families back to 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:

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Outdoor experiences are open. Indoor spaces are closed temporarily.

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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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Tickets can be reserved in two-hour timeslots. You can arrive at any time within your timeslot but must depart when your timeslot ends.

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All visitors 2 years and older are required to wear a face covering. Face Shields are not an acceptable face covering (for children or adults).

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Physical distancing markers are placed at the entrance and throughout the site.

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Our rigorous cleaning schedule ensures that everything on-site is cleaned every two hours.

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

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Food and drink cannot be consumed onsite except for water. Bean Sprouts Cafe is closed temporarily.

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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 for food or from your face covering.

Regular Hours

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

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

Only outdoor spaces are open.

What_To_Expect_Clock

The museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What_To_Expect_Tickets_w_Phone

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 visit. Your timeslot indicates your window of arrival to the museum.

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Face coverings are required for visitors 2+ for the duration of your visit. Learn More

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New physical distancing markers are in place at the entrance and throughout the grounds.

What_To_Expect_Cleaning

Our rigorous cleaning schedule ensures that everything on-site is cleaned every two hours.

What_To_Expect_Handwash

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.

What_To_Expect_Reeentry

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.

Most importantly, thank you to all of our BADM Members and families throughout the Bay Area community for your support during our closure, and your patience as we safely reopen. We can’t wait to see you back at BADM!

 

 

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