Family Morning & Drop Off Classes

Family Classes build early socialization skills for critical school readiness. They encourage participation between parents and caretakers with their children. Our Drop Off Classes are specially designed to engage older children with art and science. Each series offers multiple sessions for deep engagement with a range of topics.

Classes include Museum admission for one adult and one child. Pre-registration for classes is required and class size is limited. For questions regarding our classes, please contact Danielle Pitchford, enrichment programs manager at (415) 339-3906.

Registration begins Tuesday, September 15. 

NEW! Let's Explore

5 week series
Drop-off
3 - 6 years (must be potty-trained)
Location: Ross Recreation
Members & General, $320

This new drop-off program will combine developmentally appropriate, child-directed, process-based activities that foster 21st century skills like creativity, collaboration and communication. 

Session A: Let's Explore Art

Wednesdays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21 & 28
1 - 3 p.m.

Explore a variety of art techniques and materials. 

Session B: Let's Explore Engineering 

Wednesdays, November 4 & 18, December 2, 9 & 16
2 -4 p.m.

Investigate concepts like gravity, force and design through the construction of bridges and flying and floating machines. 

Outdoor Learning

3 week series
2 - 4 years (with caregiver)
Location: Outdoor Learning Lab, Coast Guard Beach & Fort Baker Parade Grounds
Members $60 per child & adult pair; General $85 per child & adult pair
Additional sibling 50% off

Explore the wonders of our natural surroundings through play in three Fort Baker locations: the Museum's Outdoor Learning Lab, the Coast Guard Beach and the Fort Baker Parade Grounds. 

Session A

Thursdays, October 8, 15 & 22
9 - 10 a.m.

Session B

Fridays, October 9, 16 & 23
9 - 10 a.m.

Golden Gate Discovery Days

2 week series
Location: Class 1 at the Museum, Class 2 at NatureBridge in Marin Headlands
Members $100 per child & adult pair; General $115 per child & adult pair
Additional participants $50 per person

Engage your child's sense of wonder and guide their natural curiosity in this outdoor adventure class offered by the Museum and our National Park Partner, NatureBridge. 

Session A

Saturdays, October 3 & 10
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Session B

Saturdays, November 7 & 14
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Get Ready to Get Messy: Color Experiments

3 week series
2 - 4 years (with caregiver)
Location: Idea Spot at the Museum
Members $60 per child & adult pair; General $85 per child & adult pair
Additional sibling 50% off

What happens when you add yellow paint to blue play dough? Find out as we experiment with colors through open-ended, sensory play. Participants will learn fun activities to promote creativity at home. 

Session A

Thursdays, November 5, 12 & 19
9 - 10 a.m.

Session B

Fridays, November 6, 13 & 20
9 - 10 a.m.

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