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Winter Family Fun at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is open this winter! While most museums and attractions are currently closed due to COVID-19, the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito has reopened its outdoor spaces under changes to the state and regional stay-at-home orders that allow outdoor recreation areas to remain open.

The museum is open for outdoor play and recreation, with outdoor STEM-focused exhibits like Lookout Cove, Wobbleland, and the Mud Kitchen. All indoor exhibits are currently closed, masks and physcial distancing are required, and advance tickets are required. Reserve tickets — issued in 2-hour time slots between 10 am and 4 pm — online here. The BADM is currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm, with a member hour from 9 to 10 am. It's closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

The museum is also offering a variety of virtual programs for families this winter. Join BADM educators on Zoom to participate in fun, age-appropriate activities like constructing a snowball catapult, exploring the world of birds, creating shadow puppets, engaging in exercise for both the body and brain, and more. Virtual programs cost $20 for the general public and $15 for BADM members. Learn more and register here.

Families can also tune in for a virtual version of the BADM's annual Noon Year's Eve celebration! Take part in a pajama fashion show and count down to the 2021 at noon so nobody has to stay up past their bedtime. Noon Year's Eve is free, but advance registration is required. It takes place on Thursday, December 31, at 11:30 am.

For more information on winter programs at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, visit