Plan Your Visit to the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Our Mission: to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

What To Do On Your Visit

Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located on 7.5 acres of natural beauty 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.

  • Ignite creativity with our award-winning exhibitions.
  • Discover a program led by an Education Facilitator. View our calendar for today's events.

Ages 6 mo. - 8 yrs.

The Museum serves children ages 6 months - 8 years, their families, educators and caregivers. All children must be accompanied by adults at all times, and all adults accompanied by children. Please note that Tot Spot is exclusively designed for babies and toddlers 42" and under.

Why Creativity?

Learn more about the importance of childhood creativity and how to nurture it at home.

Please Note

All adults must be accompanied by children and all children must be accompanied by adult.

1:5 Adult to Child Ratio

To ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors, the Bay Area Discovery Museum requires all groups to maintain a minimum supervisory ratio of one adult for every five children at all times.

Visiting the Museum with more than 10 kids?

Make a group reservation and save! Group reservations must be made two weeks in advance through our online reservation form. Learn more here.

Closed Dates

The Museum is closed on Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and for two weeks in September for maintenance.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a partner of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

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