The Randall Museum

Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Arts Center
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

We Will be Closed for these Holidays:
Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Fostering a love of science, nature, and the arts

Summer Camps

Camp registration is first-come, first-served.
There is NO priority/early registration for Randall members.

Randall Museum Day Camps   Marine Explorers Day Camp   Camp Mather Overnight Camp

Join us for the second of six workshops at
Randall Museum in collaboration with Culture of Repair:

Glorious Glue Fix-it Workshop

Saturday, May 18th at 1:00-3:00 pm

Come to this Randall Museum fix-it workshop and learn about how different glues work and their best uses. Registration is required.

Register on Eventbrite

Summer 2024 Class Session

Priority Registration for Members:
Saturday, May 11th, 2024 at 10:00 am

Registration for General Public:
Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 am

     Teen and Adult Classes

Meet our new weasel Scarlet

Randall Museum is excited to welcome our newest animal ambassador –
a long-tailed weasel named Scarlet.

RANDALL MUSEUM PRESENTS

Food for Thought:
Small Choices Big Changes

Meet our new raccoon Lyra

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new raccoon named Lyra to Wild in California –
the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit!

Jun
15
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Randall Museum Saturday Science Drop-In Class


Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

Get enthralled by simple science topics presented through project-based activities. Most classes produce a fun project to take home and continue the discoveries.
Time:
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee:
$10 per adult/child combo $5 per each additional person
Registration:
Register at the front desk. Signups begin at 10 am
Ages:
4 years and up. Must be accompanied by paying adult

Meet the Animal Keepers: Live Animal Presentations @ Randall Museum
Jun 15 @ 11:30 am
Meet the Animal Keepers: Live Animal Presentations @ Randall Museum | San Francisco | California | United States

Venture into the Randall Museum’s new live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the wild. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or maybe even touch a tortoise.

Afternoon Art – Saturday Drop-In Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Art - May 2024


Afternoon Art Drop-in Art Workshops

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a different hands-on art activity each week. All ages are welcome to participate. Afternoon Art is a great way to get a taste of the Randall Museum’s arts and crafts programs. All children under 8 must be with a paying participating adult.
Time:
Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm. Drop in anytime
Fee:
$10 per adult/child combo
$5 per each additional person
Registration:
Register at the front desk. The last sign-ups are taken at 3:30 pm
Ages:
5+, 5 to 7 years accompanied by paying adult

Jun
22
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Randall Museum Saturday Science Drop-In Class


Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

Get enthralled by simple science topics presented through project-based activities. Most classes produce a fun project to take home and continue the discoveries.
Time:
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee:
$10 per adult/child combo $5 per each additional person
Registration:
Register at the front desk. Signups begin at 10 am
Ages:
4 years and up. Must be accompanied by paying adult

Meet the Animal Keepers: Live Animal Presentations @ Randall Museum
Jun 22 @ 11:30 am
Meet the Animal Keepers: Live Animal Presentations @ Randall Museum | San Francisco | California | United States

Venture into the Randall Museum’s new live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the wild. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or maybe even touch a tortoise.

Afternoon Art – Saturday Drop-In Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Art - May 2024


Afternoon Art Drop-in Art Workshops

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a different hands-on art activity each week. All ages are welcome to participate. Afternoon Art is a great way to get a taste of the Randall Museum’s arts and crafts programs. All children under 8 must be with a paying participating adult.
Time:
Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm. Drop in anytime
Fee:
$10 per adult/child combo
$5 per each additional person
Registration:
Register at the front desk. The last sign-ups are taken at 3:30 pm
Ages:
5+, 5 to 7 years accompanied by paying adult

Don’t trash it – fix it! Glorious Glue Fix-it Workshop @ Randall Museum
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Randall Museum - Don't trash it - fix it! Glorious Glue Fix-it Workshop

Don’t trash it – fix it! Glorious Glue

Join us for the second of six workshops at Randall Museum in collaboration with Culture of Repair.

It is a sad day when one of our favorite items breaks. But don’t trash it, fix it! There are so many different types of glue and it can be hard to decide which one is best to fix that broken keepsake. Come to this Randall Museum fix-it workshop and learn about how different glues work and their best uses. Bring something broken and we can help you fix it! Participants will practice using different glues correctly so your fixes are permanent.

Don’t forget to register in advance. Register on Eventbrite: tickets are $10. One ticket is good for a solo adult or adult/child combo. Bring your bike to work on alongside the instructor, or just come to watch and take notes. Tools and materials provided. Tickets are limited.

Register on Eventbrite

Jun
29
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Randall Museum Saturday Science Drop-In Class


Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

Get enthralled by simple science topics presented through project-based activities. Most classes produce a fun project to take home and continue the discoveries.
Time:
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee:
$10 per adult/child combo $5 per each additional person
Registration:
Register at the front desk. Signups begin at 10 am
Ages:
4 years and up. Must be accompanied by paying adult

Meet the Animal Keepers: Live Animal Presentations @ Randall Museum
Jun 29 @ 11:30 am
Meet the Animal Keepers: Live Animal Presentations @ Randall Museum | San Francisco | California | United States

Venture into the Randall Museum’s new live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the wild. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or maybe even touch a tortoise.

Classes

Randall Museum has classes for all ages in science, nature and art. Whether you want to submerse yourself in learning a new skill, or drop in for an hour with your young artists, there are classes in art, science and applied design to pique your curiosity.

Camps

Randall Museum offers Day Camps serving kids ages 6 to 12 when school is out of session. Camps are separated into different age groups, offering a wide range of fun hands-on age-appropriate art and science activities.

Field Trips

The Randall Museum offers many field trip programs to compliment your classroom educational goals. Field trip registration fees also allow your students to explore the Museum’s exhibits. Programs are discounted for public schools.

Exhibits

Randall Museum exhibits highlight similarities and differences, causes and effects and how it all comes together in nature and science.

Become a Member

Help the Randall Museum by making a donation to Randall Museum Friends. Your generous donation will help us offer more wonderful Randall Museum programs to Bay Area families.

Café Josephine to Go!

Cafe is open Tue-Sat at the Randall Museum! Enjoy delicious coffee, pastries, and “grab and go” items or stay for breakfast or lunch on our sunny patio – the views are incredible!
For Cafe Hours and to Learn More

Community

The Randall Museum is proud to host a number of clubs covering a wide range of interests in science and the arts, as well as occasional lecture series, one-time talks and special presentations. Most are free and open to the general public. None require a scientific or artistic background to appreciate and enjoy.

Learn More

Randall Board of Directors is Growing it’s Board

The Board of Directors or Randall Museum Friends comprise a strong coalition of doers, thinkers, movers, and makers with backgrounds in a variety of industries. We are looking for new members who represent San...

Randall Museum Friends is Looking for a New Executive Director

Randall Museum Friends – the nonprofit Friends organization that supports the Randall Museum - is excited to announce that it is searching for a new Executive Director. This role requires the successful candidate to...

You are Invited to the Annual Public Meeting of Randall Museum Friends

Join Randall Museum Friends’ in-person public meeting for a review of the past year and a presentation of plans for the future of the Randall Museum. Learn about some of the programs taking shape now and the vision for even more exciting growth in the future. The forum will be open for questions and feedback from the public.

SF Rec and Park Dept. Elevates Longtime Science Leader Marcus Wojtkowiak to the new Randall Museum Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2023) – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has named Marcus Wojtkowiak as new director at the Randall Museum, a one-of-a kind community learning center...

Randall Museum Friends is Growing our Board of Directors!

Randall Museum Friends, a non-profit organization whose goal is to support the Museum by providing strategic private-sector leadership, fundraising, administration and volunteer coordination for museum programs. The Randall Museum Friends is expanding its Board of Directors and is looking for new members.

What is the Randall Museum

The Randall Museum is more than just a natural history or science museum. Focusing on the cultures and environments of the San Francisco Bay Area, its integrated program of hands-on learning and recreation fosters a love of science, nature, and the arts. Classes include woodshop, art, science, and other STEM courses for children, teens, and adults. Exhibits display live animals in their habitats, oceans, earthquakes, and model trains.

 


Who is Josephine Randall?

Josephine D. Randall, San Francisco’s first Superintendent of Recreation, was determined to establish a nature museum for children “…that would foster a love of science, natural history, and the arts.”

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