What to Expect – Bay Area Discovery Museum

What to Expect at Your Next Visit

The Bay Area Discovery Museum 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, Bay Area Discovery Museum features exhibition spaces and daily programs for children 6 months of age to 8 years.

Advanced admission tickets are required. All Bay Area Discovery Museum staff are vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. 

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

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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. Members, guest passes and discounts do not need advanced tickets. 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.

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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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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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Masks are optional throughout the Museum but strongly recommended for indoor spaces.

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All Bay Area Discovery Museum staff are fully boosted against COVID-19.

Regular Hours

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

The Museum will be closing early on Saturday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.

What to Expect at Your Next BADM Visit

Welcome back Bay Area Discovery Museum 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_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. Members, guest passes and discounts do not need advanced tickets. 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.

What_To_Expect_Mask

Face Coverings are optional throughout the Museum but strongly recommended for indoor spaces.

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.

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.

 

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