Discovery Store

The Discovery Store offers a wide variety of educational, interactive and fun toys for children 0 to 10 years old. A wonderful selection of products awaits you, whatever your budget, including arts & crafts, music, nature, science and baby toys. Our members save 10% on all Store purchases - and you can visit the Store without paying Museum admission - just ask at the Front Desk.


Tuesday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Call us:
(415) 339-3939

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Store Specials

Check here to learn about store updates, new products, specials, discounts and events!

Holiday Guide is Here!

Take the guessing work out of gift giving this year with these amazing staff picks for our favorite items from our Discovery Store.

New theGRQP 'Sausalito, CA' prints launch!

Available at the Discovery Store this Holiday Sales weekend!
Prices: $15 - $30
Sizes: 8x10" or 13x16 "
Museum members discount 10%.

Look out for more local Bay Area neighborhood prints from theGRQP, coming soon to the Discovery Store.

Gift Guide

Learn more about some of the many products we have to offer in our store.

Let the adventure continue with these magical toys as they help bring the fairy tales to life through their make believe and story telling elements. 

plan toy car repair and service station

Future scientists can utilize this selection of toys to explore the natural world around them.

We love green toys made from sustainable wood or recycled plastics, using low VOC-paints and child-friendly finishes.

Get a movin' and a shakin' with these toys that help kids learn to fine tune their motor function skills.

wooden nut and bolt

Birthday Presents

We've carefully curated a selection of perfect birthday presents for your favorite baby, toddler or preschooler. Let us help you pick the best gift, reasonably priced and with a 10% discount for our members. We carry everything from goodie bag treats to that special "big" present.

Museum Favorites

Recreate the Museum in your own home with some of our favorites:

  • MagnaTiles: Build a tall tower, just like in the Art Studios.
  • Bubber Sand: "What is this stuff?" is commonly heard when referring to this Art Studio favorite. Mit never dries out. Our Buckets of white Bubber Sand are $14.99 - one of our biggest sellers. The shape sets are $34.99 and come with many colors.
  • Folkmanis Puppets: Amazingly life-like, as seen in Wave Workshop and Tot Spot.
  • KID-ORABLE rain coats, boots and umbrellas. Perfect for when the weather is less than perfect!

All available "to go" from the Museum Store - stop by on your way out, and don't miss the train table for your kids to play with while you shop!

Look for your favorite high-quality brands, including Melissa & Doug, Plan Toys, Green Toys, Thomas the Train, Brio, Safari Nature Toys, Barefoot, Scholastic and Usborne Books, and several craft, activity and coloring books and sets from Eeboo, Clementine Art, and others.

We carry a big selection of tattoos, stickers and birthday party favors like tops, bugs, tattoos, slinkies, classic toys, harmonicas, you name it! 

We are featuring new local or sustainable makers this season: petit collage, Mimi the Sardine, Green Toys, 3 Fish studios, HappyCardboards, Nidhi Chanani cards, and many, many others like Matter Nola’s bird project fragrant soaps - proceeds go towards the continuing BP oil cleanup in New Orleans.

Look out for our email newsletters for the latest arrivals. We will be expanding our Greeting Card, Notebook and Gift card section to carry 3 Fish Studios, Nidhi Chanani, Pie Bird Press, PapaLlama, Constellation, National Parks Conservancy and bird vs. bird pins.  And we will still carry favorites from Crocodile Creek, Melissa+Doug, Poof Slinky, Warm+Fuzzy, Safari, Schylling, and Skuut bikes (we love ‘em! It’s our Director’s all –time favorite toy purchase for her son!)

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