Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for the 2013-14 school year
Self-Guided admission scholarships are awarded October through February. Groups who qualify for a scholarship will receive a reduced admission rate for a Self-Guided field trip. Our scholarship admission rate is $3 a student and additional chaperones (1 free chaperone admitted for every 5 children). To apply and learn more about our scholarship program visit our FAQ’s page.
NEW and Ready for Use! Teacher-facilitated Program Kits
This year we are piloting our new Teacher-facilitated Program Kits. Our Kits include all the materials and instructions necessary for Teachers or Group Leaders to facilitate open-ended, child-directed, activities on-site for up to 30 children. All educators who register for a Self-Guided Visit are eligible to pilot the Kit during their visit. Click here to view descriptions and availability of each Kit.
If you are interested in utilizing a Kit during your visit, please call our Group Visits Coordinator at (415) 339-3963.
Our Enriched Visits are facilitated using a problem-based learning approach to aid in the development of children’s creative problem solving abilities. Children will build on their 21st century skills as they are presented with a problem to investigate, and work independently and collaboratively to discover solutions. After the one hour program, groups will be set free to explore the Museum on a self-guided tour for the remaining time.
Through a self-guided tour, your group will enjoy 2.5 hours of open-ended, free-choice play and learning in our unique exhibitions spaces. Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Museum is a space for imaginations to run wild.
We invite you to take a tour of the Museum and learn about the Daily Programming made available to your group on the day of your visit!
Please review our Group Visit Policy and FAQ’s before scheduling your group reservation.
If you have additional questions, please contact our Group Visits Coordinator, Vanessa Macias at (415) 339-3963 or by email vmacias(at)badm.org
Thank You To Our Generous Supporters
The Bay Area Discovery Museum's educational programs and outreach activities are made possible through the generosity of hundreds of local families, as well as numerous corporations and foundations. Ongoing leadership support has been provided by:
Anonymous Baker Street Foundation Bernard Osher Foundation
Compton Foundation Cow Hollow Foundation Dean Witter Foundation
Gap Foundation The Good Night Foundation Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Richard and Rhoda Goldman The Horace W. Goldsmith
Fund Fund Foundation
Irene S. Scully Family Foundation Kreitzberg Family Foundation Koret Foundation
Thomas J. Long Marin Community Henry Mayo Newhall
Foundation Foundation Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation JP Morgan Chase & Co. Morgan Stanley
Wells Fargo Bank