For more than 25 years, the Bay Area Discovery Museum has been a valued educational destination for parents and their children ages 0 to 8 years. Hosting 300,000 visitors annually, the museum is located on an unparalleled 7.5 acres at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, California. Their mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum will launch the world’s first early childhood Fab Lab, designed for children to develop critical STEM skills, actively engage with technology, and understand the made world around them. Fab Labs are maker spaces with digital Fabrication technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. The Museum will be the first to pioneer meaningful use of such technologies with the youngest learners: children ages 3-10. The Fab Lab is central to activating the Museum’s new strategic plan and will be the foundation for an international, scalable model that will be replicated through global learning networks managed by the Fab Foundation and Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES). It will also be a central resource for Bay Area children from low-income neighborhoods to gain familiarity, hands-on experience, and interest in emerging technologies that can shape future success in school and beyond.
Read more about the opening of the Fab Lab on May 14!