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

Summer 2022 Classes

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Member Registration Begins 10am Sat. May 14
General RegistrationBegins 10am Sat. May 21

Create a family account with San Francisco Rec and Park prior to registration

The Randall Museum is proud to partner with SCRAP and guest curator Lady Bee to present a new exhibition featuring Bay Area artists inspired by a creative re-use of materials.


Family Make and Take Clay Classes @ Randall Museum
May 28 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Drop in to make fun, little clay projects on Saturday mornings. Use air dry clay to make miniature animals, little people, robots and more. Different subjects each week.
Saturdays, 10:15am - 12:15pm. Drop in anytime
$10 per adult/child combo $5 per each additional person
3 to 7 years accompanied by paying adult
No pre-registration for this class. Sign up at the front desk and head over to the Ceramic studio.
Saturday Science – Secret Sleuths @ Randall Museum
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Who dunnit? In this investigation session we will learn how to brush for fingerprints and write secret messages. Then you will be able to tell who took the cookie from the cookie jar!

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.
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
$10 per adult/child combo $5 per each additional person
Register at the front desk
3+ yrs. 3-7 year olds must be accompanied by paying adult
Afternoon Art – Etch Your Own Block Print @ Randall Museum
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about the art of printmaking, etch your own block print, & print away!

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.
Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm. Drop in anytime
$10 per adult/child combo
$5 per each additional person
Register at the front desk. The last sign-ups are taken at 3:30 pm
5+, 5 to 7 years accompanied by paying adult

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 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


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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Black Lives Matter & The Randall Museum’s Work

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Randall Museum UPDATE 3/18/2020 regarding SHELTER IN PLACE

Updated April 2, 2020   Dear Randall Community, I am sure you have heard that a new Shelter in Place order was issued Monday night for the City and County of San Francisco and other Bay area counties and will...

Important COVID-19 Information

Dear Randall Community, As the world addresses the issues around the Coronavirus, we wanted to take the opportunity to inform you that the Randall Museum is open for you and your family during our regularly scheduled...

Director’s Update – Spring 2020

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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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