Real snow will greet families at The Bay Area Discovery Museum during their upcoming Snow Days Family Fundraiser Friday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northstar California Resort in Lake Tahoe will deliver the snow.  Interactive snow play, and Winter Wonderland educational exhibits will delight families.

bay area discoveryKurt Zimmer, director of marketing for the museum is enthusiastic about the event. “For some of our younger guests, it may be their first chance to play in real snow;
and for those who already enjoy snow play and skiing, it’ll be a fun experience and a way to get excited for winter.”

Families will enjoy special winter themed activities.  The Museum will be transformed into a winter wonderland. The activities include a kids’ train ride through the Museum’s grounds and art exhibits in the studios.

The Museum will offer early access to guests who attend the Snow Days Sponsor Breakfast, which includes a delectable choice of morning favorites as well as early access to exhibits, snow play and all planned activities.

Breakfast guests are invited to choose between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on either Saturday, Dec. 13 or Sunday, Dec. 14.  Individual Sponsor Breakfast tickets are available for $200; tables are available for $1000; other packages begin at $200 for a family of four; all Breakfast guests are offered 8:30 a.m. access to all Snow Days activities.

General admission tickets to the Snow Days Family Fundraiser are $15 per person each day or $10 for members.  Children under the age of six months are admitted free.  For additional programming information or to purchase tickets, please visit  For additional information, please contact Bay Area Discovery Museum by dialing 415.339.3900.

About the Bay Area Discovery Museumbay area discovery

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children.  7.5 acres of natural beauty inspires families to engage in a world of possibilities.  Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Museum is a space for imaginations to run wild.  Every curated detail of its exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood.  Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills.  Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity.  Imagine new worlds by transforming into a spider, a ship captain or a bridge builder.  At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.

Now the Museum is taking these experiences beyond its physical location.  The Museum launched the Center for Childhood Creativity in 2011 to pioneer new research, though-leadership and teacher training programs that advance creative thinking in all children – extending its impact beyond the Museum.

The Bay Area Discover Museum’s mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

About Northstar California Resort

Renowned for its laid-back California luxury and style, culinary excellence and family focus, Northstar California™ is home to a base area village featuring distinctive shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe located at mid-mountain, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.  Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784).

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).

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