Be a wizard, seafarer, explorer or artist at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s school break camps


Enrich your children’s school break with discovery, exploration and fun.

Where can you explore the shore as a fish, build an imaginary world as a princess or ignite your inner artist? At the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s school break camps! Children ages four to eight can learn, play and create under the Golden Gate Bridge this fall and winter in camps like Art Attack, Shipwrecks and Treasure Hunts, and On the Bay.

Thanksgiving Break Camp
At the On the Bay camp, children will investigate local animals, search the shores for hidden treasures and explore the natural bay environments through hiking, experiments and hands-on discovery. The camp runs November 24 through 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Winter Break Camps
Campers will explore their artistic potential at the Art Attack camp on December 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ignite the artistic process by learning new techniques and exploring of a variety of fun, basic media. Children can also spend December 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. pretending to be sailors embarking on a historic voyage of discovery and adventure at the Shipwrecks and Treasure Hunts camp.

February Break Camp
Dragons, mermaids, wizards and kings are invited to the Imaginary Worlds camp on February 16 through 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers will explore art as they set the scene for their original production and make their own costumes, learn science while making potions and build confidence as they act out their own character. Or children can express themselves through paint, sculpture, nature objects and recycled materials at the Art Attack camp on February 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Museum believes play cultivates creativity. The open-ended, child-directed philosophy encourages children to experiment and make discoveries. By participating in the Museum’s camps, children will spark their curiosity, allowing them to see infinite possibilities and try new things. To learn more and register, visit

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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