The Randall Museum

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

Fostering a love of science, nature, and the arts

Randall Museum Classes

Fall 2024 Session

Priority Registration for Members: Saturday, August 3rd at 10:00 am
Registration for General Public: Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 am

Tots & Family Classes Youth, Teen & Teen Classes Teen & Adult Classes

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

Soldering for Beginners

Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 am – Noon

Join us for another fantastic fix-it workshop at the Randall Museum, with support for Culture of Repair. In this session you will learn how to build and fix simple wiring by the art of soldering!

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Position Opening:

Director of Finance and Administration

Randall Museum Friends – the nonprofit Friends organization that supports the Randall Museum – is excited to announce that it is searching for a new Director of Finance and Administration. They will be a strategic thought and action partner and report to the Executive Director (ED).

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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!

Jul
20
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Art at the Randall Museum


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

Jul
27
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Art at the Randall Museum


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

Aug
2
Fri
Birding the Hill @ Randall Museum parking lot near the front gate entrance
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am

Join the Randall Museum’s resident birding guide for a Golden Gate Bird Alliance sponsored bird walk on Corona Hill. This is a moderate/strenuous hike that includes a large staircase and some rocky terrain. Bring your own Binoculars. (BYOB!) Meet at 8 am at 199 Museum Way in the front yard of the Randall Museum just past the curved entrance gate. There’s parking on site. Muni 37 Corbett line stops 2 blocks away for those using public transportation.

Registration

Space is limited so registration is required. Register through the Golden Gate Bird Alliance’s Upcoming Trips page, then select “First Friday Bird Walk (Corona Heights)” from the list.

Register

Aug
3
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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.

Cafe Josephine at the Randall Museum

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!
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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.

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Job Opening – Director of Finance and Administration

Randall Museum Friends – the nonprofit Friends organization that supports the Randall Museum – is excited to announce that it is searching for a new Director of Finance and Administration

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...

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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Land Acknowledgement

Randall Museum and Randall Museum Friends acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost, nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the Ancestors, Elders, and Relatives of the Ramaytush Ohlone community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples.

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