Please use these resources to support our mission to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

The Center for Childhood Creativity encourages you to ignite creative thinking at home with our Family Activity Guides. With simple materials and open-ended questions, these multi-disciplinary guides will encourage creativity for children of all ages.

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 our 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. Plan your visit today.

Reading Resources: Bookshelf & Reading Ideas

Our Bookshelf holds a curated selection of books on creativity in different fields for parents, teachers and educators. 

Need a recommendation? Take a look at our Reading Ideas for our top picks on creativity, motivation, play and more.

A selection of our favorite toys that ignite creative thinking. These toys contain elements that are open-ended, child-directed, multi-sensory, flow-generating and provide multiple outcomes.


Inspiring videos on elements related to creative thinking from TED, Aspen Ideas Festival, RSAnimate and more.