Family Access Programs

Our mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. We are committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment and meaningful programming for all audiences on a daily basis. This programming intentionally reinforces our mission and brings it to life at every touchpoint, while being broadly accessible to visitors of diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.

We offer a number of ways to access the Museum for low or no cost.

Free First Wednesdays

The Museum offers free admission on the first Wednesday of each month - all day long. Sponsored by ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan.


Open Door Policy

It is the Museum's policy that no one be turned away due to lack of funds. Families are welcome to visit the Museum on a pay-what-you-can basis. To participate, simply tell the front desk staff that you wish to enter under the Open Door Policy.

Library Memberships

Most local library branches offer Bay Area Discovery Museum membership cards that can be checked out to visit the Museum. Details vary by library branch – please check with your local library.

Family Access Membership

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers reduced cost memberships to families that qualify. Family Access Memberships include free admission for two adults and the children in their household for unlimited visits for one year. 

Camp Scholarships

A limited number of Summer Camp scholarships are available. Download and complete the scholarship form for consideration. English | Spanish (PDF).

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