The Randall Museum

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

Fostering a love of science, nature, and the arts

Spring 2024 Class Registration

Priority Registration for Members: Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am
Registration for General Public:
Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am

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

Summer Camps

Enrollment opens
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM.

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

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.

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!

Randall Board of Directors
is growing its 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.

RANDALL MUSEUM PRESENTS

Food for Thought:
Small Choices Big Changes

Mar
2
Sat
Science Fair Fest @ Randall Museum
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

THE RANDALL MUSEUM CELEBRATES

2024 San Francisco Middle School Science Fair

with a Family Friendly

Science Fair Fest

10 AM – 2 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Randall Museum has hosted the annual SF Middle School Science Fair for over 40 years. Student scientists have impressed Museum visitors with their inventive projects exploring an array of scientific inquiries. The entries in the 2024 Science Fair will be on display at the Randall Museum February 27 through March 2, 2024.

This year’s celebration includes a special family-friendly Science Fair Fest for visitors of all ages. Kids and their families can explore the fun of science with hands-on art and science activities and small-scale science experiments. Additionally, community partners from the science world will be on hand to share information about their current projects and programs.

The exhibition of the projects will be open to the public the week leading up to the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony for the student scientists, their families, and educators, takes place from 9:45am to 11:45am, on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The family-friendly Science Festival is open to the public from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

What:
Randall Museum’s Science Fair Fest
Celebrate science with hands-on science and art activities and experiments. Meet members of the local science community.
When:
10 AM – 2 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2024
Afternoon Art – Saturday Drop-In Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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
Mar
9
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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
Mar
16
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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
Mar 16 @ 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
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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
Mar
23
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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.

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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

6pm, Thursday, June 8, 2023Media Contact: Genevieve Antaky, Randall Museum Friends 510-435-8092 gantaky@comcast.net Public Info: 415-554-9600 Join Randall Museum Friends’ in-person public meeting for a review of the...

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!

Board Recruitment Information SessionThursday February 16th, 2023 6:00-7:30pmThe Randall Museum--San Francisco's treasured space for science, the arts, and nature--is a public/private partnership between the SF...

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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