Chinese New Year Celebration

Special performances by the spectacular lion dancers of the Marin Chinese Cultural Group help ring in the Chinese New Year. (February)

Creativity Forum

Luncheon featuring renowned speaker on the subject of creativity. Previous speakers include Tim Brown, CEO & President of IDEOKenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed., F.A.A.P., Tina Seelig, Ph.D., Steve Wozniak. (Spring)

Creativity Talks

The Bay Area Discovery Museum and the Center for Childhood Creativity present Creativity Talks, a series of evening lectures for parents, grandparents and educators on important early childhood topics. (Spring & Fall)

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

Honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special performances, art projects and a reading room. (January)

Earth Day

Celebrate the earth and renew our commitment to building a safer, healthier and cleaner world for all of us with a variety of special activities which will connect your family to the wonders of our natural world. (April)

Fall Family Music Fest

Rock out to some kids music with adult appeal during this annual series of interactive performances by the hippest bands around. (October - November)

Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza

Children and families create delightful gingerbread houses festooned with candy canes, marshmallows, gumdrops, frosting and treats. (December)

Goblin Jamboree Family Fundraiser

The entire Museum is transformed into a Halloween wonderland with ghostly decorations, spooky - but not scary - attractions and haunting live entertainment. (October)

Grandparents Day

Celebrate National Grandparents Day at the Museum. Sponsored by ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan. (September)

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival is filled with a bountiful selection of programs and performances to make any family fall in love with the autumn season. 

Discovery Camps

Children ages 4 to 9 celebrate the joy of guided exploration and open-ended play through weekly camps including visual and performing arts, building, natural history, science, crafts and more. (February Break, Spring Break, Summer & Winter Break)

Noon Year's Eve

Count down to noon and watch the ball drop in Festival Plaza. Children get to dance along to kid-friendly tunes, and create their own party hat and noisemaker to celebrate the Noon Year.(December)


Grown-up play date with dinner, drink and live auction. (May)

Snow Days Family Fundraiser

Young Museum visitors will enjoy playing in REAL snow, learning the science of snow and participating in special winter-themed activities and programs. 

World On Stage

Enjoy an exciting repertoire of performances celebrating the rich artistic diversity of our local and global communities. (January – February)

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