Drop-In Activities

Activities for Kids and Families

Randall Museum offers a wide selection of activities for kids and families on a drop-in or same-day-registration basis. Visitors are also 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 pages for a wealth of opportunities!

Afternoon Art activities for kids and families

Afternoon Art

All ages are welcome to participate in this interactive community-learning environment with a Randall Museum art instructor. A different activity is featured each week.

Time:
Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm. Drop in anytime
Fee:

$10 per adult/child combo

$5 per each additional person

Ages:
3 to 7 years accompanied by paying adult
Registration:
Register at the front desk. The last sign-ups are taken at 3:30 pm
Saturday Science activities for kids and families

Saturday Science

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
Fees:

$10 per adult/child combo

$5 per each additional person

Ages:
4 years and up accompanied by paying adult
Registration:
Register at the front desk. Signups begin at 10 am
Dom Monsur - Meet the Animal Keepers

Meet the Animal Keepers

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.

Time:
Saturdays, 11:30 am
Fee:
FREE
Ages:
All ages

 

Upcoming Drop-In Events

Jun
1
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Randall Museum Saturday Science Drop-In Class


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
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Art - May 2024


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

Jun
7
Fri
Birding the Hill @ Randall Museum parking lot near the front gate entrance
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am

Join the Randall Museum’s resident birding guide for a Golden Gate Bird Alliance sponsored bird walk on Corona Hill. This is a moderate/strenuous hike that includes a large staircase and some rocky terrain. Bring your own Binoculars. (BYOB!) Meet at 8 am at 199 Museum Way in the front yard of the Randall Museum just past the curved entrance gate. There’s parking on site. Muni 37 Corbett line stops 2 blocks away for those using public transportation. For more information, please contact Dominik Mosur at dmosur@randallmuseum.org or call the front desk during regular business hours from 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday at 415-554-9600.

Jun
8
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Randall Museum Saturday Science Drop-In Class


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
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Art - May 2024


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

Jun
15
Sat
Saturday Science – Saturday Drop-in Science Workshop for Families @ Randall Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Randall Museum Saturday Science Drop-In Class


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
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Art - May 2024


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

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.

Woodshop

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.

Theater

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.

Accessibility

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.
Learn More about Accessibility Options

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