Curiosity Piqued

A Randall Museum Blog

Randall Museum’s blog is full of wonderings, reports on amazing public programs, interviews with colleagues, pursuit of best practices and commentary on education policy and community engagement. We are passionate about raising awareness of the natural world and learning through observation and hands-on experimentation.

With a Lot of Help from our Friends

With a Lot of Help from our Friends

People often wonder how we get so much done at the Randall with only five full time staff. The truth is, we get a lot of help from our friends. A great case in point is our new Fab Lab, “The Garage”. You’ve probably heard the term “Fab Lab”, but might be wondering...

Wild in California

Wild in California

The Randall Museum hosts an assortment of California native animals in its Wild in California Exhibit. We have these animals because as part of the Randall’s mission we hope to inspire a genuine connection between our visitors and nature in California. By showcasing...

Sci-cycle in Action!

Sci-cycle in Action!

I live in San Rafael, about 24 miles from the Randall Museum. 2–3 days each week I ride in to work on my bicycle and take the ferry back home. Biking to work is such an energizing way to start the day. Morning exercise really wakes up my body and prepares it for the...

STEAM in Spain

STEAM in Spain

I recently took a trip to Spain, starting out in Barcelona and finishing in the coastal towns on the Bay of Biscay. Having STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) running through my veins, all I could see was “making” through the ages as I toured...

Birding in the Bay Area

Birding in the Bay Area

This month’s insight is brought to you by Dominik Mosur, Randall Museum Animal Keeper and Birder Extraordinaire. “Birding or birdwatching is many things to many people. For most it is a pleasurable hobby, for some it is an often competitive game and for a few it...

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Organizationally, the Randall Museum is a public/private partnership between the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the nonprofit organization, the Randall Museum Friends. Technically, there are only FIVE full-time Randall staff, who are Rec and Park...

Ceramics Self-Discovery

Ceramics Self-Discovery

This month I interviewed Tomoko Nakazato, ceramics instructor extraordinaire at Randall Museum and beyond. This month we thoughtfully reflect on the act of creating art with clay and the extensive effects it has on the artist. The topic came to mind as I was thinking...

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