Classes at the Randall Museum
Child and Adult Classes
Spring 2024 Session
Priority Registration for Members: Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am
Registration for General Public: Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am
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. Randall classes encourage discovery of the natural world by kids of all ages. There are even summer camps that are very popular and fill up fast. Classes change every quarterly season, so check back again for something new!
To register for a class, you must first set up a family account through the San Francisco Recreation and Parks class registration home page.
Randall Museum Members receive class discounts and priority registration!
Create a Family Account with San Francisco Recreation and Parks
All Randall Museum class and camp registrations are processed through San Francisco Recreation & Park Department. Create an account online to view and sign up for your favorite programs. It’s easy!
Family Classes, offered on both Saturdays and weekdays, provide an opportunity for preschool and school-aged children and their adults to explore a variety of arts and crafts together. Favorites include “Parent/Child Woodworking,” “Active Art for Infants and Toddlers,” and “Critter Crafts.”
Teen and Adult Classes provide opportunities for teens 16 and older and adults to explore such varied topics as “Woodworking 1: Shaker Table,” “Fab Lab Workshop,” and “Creative Ceramics.” Sessions typically meet 5 – 10 times on evenings and Saturdays. Teens are welcome in some adult classes; check the individual class description for age requirements.
Youth Classes are from 1-10 weeks in length, after school and on Saturdays. Special sessions and workshops are often scheduled during spring and winter school vacations. These classes are for young people, usually between ages 6 and 16. Popular courses include “Randall Clay Club,” “Scrapyard Robotics,” and “Kids’ Woodcarving”.
Please look for an email shortly after you join. In order to get priority registration, we link your membership to your family account and then send you an email, usually within 24-48 hours after you join. If you recently created an account AFTER you joined Randall Museum Friends, please firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday before member registration so we can apply your membership to your new account.
Enrolling in Programs
After setting up your new account, you may view and register for programs at San Francisco Recreation and Parks. Classes can be searched by facility, subject, or age group online.
Withdrawals and Refunds
You must withdraw at least one week before the program starts; otherwise, you will forfeit the entire cost of the course. For every withdrawal or transfer from a paid activity, you will be charged either $14 or 20% of the course, whichever is greater. The remaining balance will be credited to your family account. Call (628) 652-2900 to withdraw from a course.
To apply for a scholarship, you may fill out an application and show income documentation at the McLaren Lodge Registration Desk. You will need to provide proof of residency and show documentation verifying your income. Only Support Services staff at the McLaren Lodge Registration Desk can approve 50% scholarships. For requests over 50%, please call Lillian Bautista, Scholarship Coordinator, at (415) 831-2717.
Randall Museum Art Studio is set up with supplies, tools, and work surfaces for an unlimited variety of art projects for people of all ages. The room also has wonderful views of the City and access to an outdoor patio.
Randall Museum’s refurbished Ceramics Studio has electric wheels, manual wheels, electric and gas powered kilns, clay traps and a collection of hand tools, glazes and clays to create different ceramics projects for all age groups.
Randall Museum has one of the rare, fully equipped public access woodshops. The woodworking studio has the capacity to provide classes for all age groups and all skills from Parent-Toddler Classes to Adult Open Studio. There are a full complement of both hand and power tools including a large Band Saw from the 1930’s from the old Naval Base on Mare Island.
The Garage/STEAM Lab
Natural Sciences Lab
Randall Theater has both bleacher and floor seating with a capacity of 180 people. There is a full set of stage lights and riggings to provide light, sound and other effects to support any activity on the raked stage. The theater also has a small green room (not accessible), and a sound booth with capacity to control lights, sound and projections.
To get from the main part of the building to The Garage & Woodshop or from the main part of the building to the Art Room & Buckley-Redwood Room & Redwood Ramp, it is necessary to exit the building.
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