Museum Classes Build Early Socialization Skills for Critical School Readiness in Preschoolers


Registration is now open for spring family and after school classes at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Bay Area children ages 18 months to 4 years of age can get an extra boost of important socialization and school readiness this spring in family classes at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Slightly older children (ages 3-7) can attend after school classes with multiple sessions for deep engagement with a range of topics. Online registration is now open for eight engaging, interactive and educational morning and afternoon classes beginning in March.

Parents and their children ages 18 months to 4 years can engage and learn together in five family classes, including Get Ready to Get Messy: Texture Exploration, Music Together and Golden Gate Discovery Days. Two new classes, Outdoor Learning and Preschool Prep, have been added to the roster of popular options. Classes start as early as March and some run through May.

For children ages four to seven who are ready for an independent experience, the Museum offers three after school classes, including the returning favorite, Young Artist Series. A new class, Young Naturalists, focuses on outdoor learning and exploration of the local environment. Classes start as early as March and some run through May.

Register today to ignite and advance creative thinking in your child. Learn more at

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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