Bay Area Discovery Museum – Sausalito, California

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Fun, hands-on STEM and Art experiences that develop 21st century skills for children 0-10.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a space for imaginations to run wild! Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, CA, BADM features seven exhibition spaces and more than six daily drop-in programs for children 6 months of age to 10 years.

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Physical Address

Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965

Admission **

General Admission tickets include access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits, plus a wide range of daily drop-in programs.

  • $1 – For EBT Cardholders ($1 per family member of the household)
  • $13.95 – Baby (ages 6-11 months)
  • $15.95 – Child (ages 1-17)
  • $15.95 – Adult (ages 18-64)
  • $13.95 – Senior (ages 65+)

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Museums for All Participant

Hours **

Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.* – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Member Hour: Saturdays: 9-10 a.m.

Tips ‘n Tricks

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located at Fort Baker, inside the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is part of the National Park Service. If you use Google Maps, you will get the best directions when you enter “Bay Area Discovery Museum,” not the mailing address, into the search field.

Many local libraries have Bay Area Discovery Museum Membership Cards that can be checked out and used to visit the museum. Check with your local library!

Free First Wednesday – New Schedule

Free First Wednesday is every other month. Admission is free to Bay Area residents* on the following days:

September 4
November 6
March 4
May 6
July 1

Please show proof of membership at the front desk upon entry for the following discounts:

  • Automobile Association of America (AAA): $1 off per visitor, up to 5 people
  • Association of Children’s Museums (ACM): Members of other children’s museums may be available depending on your membership level. Check your membership card for the ACM sticker. Valid members receive 50 percent off general admission to BADM.
  • Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC): The ASTC Passport Program gives members free general admission to more than 300 institutions located outside a 90-mile radius of your residence. Check your membership card for the ASTC logo.
  • California Alumni Association (CAA): $1 off per visitor, up to 5 people
  • KQED: $1 off per visitor, up to 5 people
  • UCSF: $1 off per visitor, up to 5 people

Our Open Door Policy

BADM does not turn away visitors due to lack of funds. Families are welcome to visit the museum on a pay-what-you-can basis. To participate, tell the front desk staff that you wish to enter under the open door policy.

Qualifying Membership Packages offer ASTC and ACM Reciprocal Benefits that allow you to receive FREE or reduced admission at over 500 Children’s Museums and Science Museums nationwide!

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