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

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
Meet the Animal Keepers: Live Animal Presentations @ Randall Museum
Mar 23 @ 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.

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

Become a Member

Welcome! By joining Randall Museum Friends you help unlock discoveries and expand hands-on learning opportunities for art and science explorers of all ages. Plus, members receive discounts and early registration benefits for classes. (Please note that early registration benefit does NOT apply to summer camps.)

Hours & Fees

Tuesday through Saturday
Open 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Admission is Free

Contact Us

Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 554-9600
info@randallmuseum.org
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