Get shipwrecked in the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s interactive play, The Explorers


Visitors will star in The Explorers: A Shipwrecked Play at the Bay Area Discovery Museum this November

This is no ordinary play! Get ready to be shipwrecked at the Bay Area Discovery Museum this November and work together to find your missing shipmates. Children ages 0-8 are invited to engage in a site-specific interactive play with fall Artist-in-Residence, Barry Eitel. Each performance will be completely unique based on input from the audience. There will be costumes, props, music and more! Who can tell where our adventures will land us?

In the month of October, visitors to the Museum participated in rehearsals with Eitel during which they made costumes and built props that will be used in the three interactive performances on site at the Museum this month. Free with Museum admission, families are invited to join the fun and work with Eitel to see where the action takes us. This creative event is also educational, using child-directed and open-ended exploration of the site and props to solve the mystery of the missing crew.

The first performance is Sunday, November 16 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and an RSVP is required. No RSVPs are required for the performances on Saturday, November 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, November 30 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn more and RSVP at Would you like to share your artistic talent with the Museum as the next Artist-In-Residence? Apply online by December 15.

About the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Creative thinking begins early in every child’s life. It enables original thought and the ability to see solutions where others don’t. It unlocks possibilities and fosters innovation. It provides the fundamental building blocks for success in school and beyond. The Bay Area Discovery Museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. The 7.5 acres of natural beauty inspires families to engage in a world of possibilities. Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Every curated detail of our exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills. Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity. Imagine new worlds by transforming into a spider, a ship captain, or a bridge builder. At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.

Now we are taking these experiences beyond our physical location. We launched the Center for Childhood Creativity in 2011 to pioneer new research, thought-leadership, and teacher training programs that advance creative thinking in all children—extending our impact beyond the Museum.

Our mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

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