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Day Trip to Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito is open

Yay for outdoor spaces designed just for kids! Reopening by appointment, families can soon get back to enjoying the outdoor wonders of Sausalito’s Bay Area Discovery Museum.

The outdoor spaces of the museum are open for all with reservations as of August 22, 2020.

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Bay Area Discovery Museum Outdoor areas reopen to members August 8 and the general public August 22 | Photo: BADM

Bay Area Discovery Museum Covid-19 Changes and Restrictions

Reserve your time slot using their timed ticketing system (note: member or not, you’ll need to create an account to do this). Timed visitation windows are two hours long to allow for cleaning in between. Don’t be late.

All visitors over age 3 will be required to wear face-covering masks. Frequent cleanings will be supplemented with hand washing stations and hand sanitizer throughout the campus.

Indoor exhibits will be closed along with a few other high-touch areas. All exhibits are outdoors (though not all outdoor exhibits will be open) so it will feel different. You know if the Discovery Museum has designed it, it will be great and secretly educational. Wintertime socially distanced activities include:


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Bubble Garden at Sausalito’s Discovery Museum | Photo: Julia Gidwani
  • Bubble Garden. Step into an area with bubbles of many shapes and sizes.
  • Spray Bottle Painting. Create a unique spray bottle painting on a giant canvas, and watch as it becomes part of a collaborative masterpiece.
  • Obstacle Course. Children will be challenged to balance, run, crawl, and move their bodies in creative ways to navigate the course.
  • Mud Kitchen. Whip up mud cakes, cookies, pies and more tasty treats using real cooking equipment in an outdoor mud kitchen. This was a favorite!
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Mud kitchen at BADM was a hit for my girls | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Find out more of what to expect at BADM.

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Spray Bottle Painting | Photo: Bay Area Discovery Museum


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