Drop-In Activities

Activities for Kids and Families

Masks are required indoors for ages 2+up. Proof of vaccination required for everyone ages 12+ when you enter the building.

Randall Museum is reopening drop in classes slowly due to COVID. Most of our drop in programs are on hold at this time. Visitors are welcome to mingle with the Randall Animals and make new furry or feathered live animal friends. Looking for a longer-term activity? Check out our main Classes & Camps page for a wealth of opportunities!

Meet the Animal Keepers

Meet the Animal Keepers

Saturdays, 2 pm
All ages
No registration required

Saturdays are Special - on hold until January

Saturdays at the Randall are very special for drop-in visitors! Stop by anytime for fun family activities exploring arts, science, live animals and more.

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Covid-19 Precautions

All visitors are required to show proof of vaccination to enter our facilities. Masks must be worn indoors for ages 2+up. The vaccination requirements do not apply to those who are ineligible for vaccinations, including children under 12 years old. We are delighted to invite the public back safely and ask that you please help us keep our staff and visitors as safe as possible. We are following the SFDPH guidelines.

Art Studio

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.

Ceramics Studio

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

The Garage
Randall Museum’s newest studio space is one of the few public access STEAM Labs (science-technology-engineering-art-mathematics) in San Francisco. Equipment includes computers and Arduino devices for programming, robotics supplies, 3-D printers, CDC laser cutter, and more. The Garage will have programmatic overlap with the Woodshop.

Natural Sciences Lab

Natural Sciences Lab
Randall Museum’s dedicated classroom for science programming is in a new location and has been outfitted with a variety of computers, microscopes and other science equipment suitable for classes for kids, drop-in activities and experiments.


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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