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
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.
- Enjoy a meal with your family at Bean Sprouts Cafe.
- Explore the Discovery Store.
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 43" and under.
Learn more about the importance of childhood creativity and how to nurture it at home.
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.
All adults must be accompanied by children and all children must be accompanied by adult.
Project Headlands Construction Update
The final phase of Project Headlands construction is underway. Expect traffic controls at the Alexander Avenue interchange. For the latest updates check Project Headlands.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a partner of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.