Revitalize the Randall!

The Randall Museum is a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department community center that offers vibrant science, nature and art experiences for all ages. The Randall is an important complement to our city’s major science institutions as it offers hands-on learning that is accessible to all through free admission and low-cost classes.

Randall Museum Friends launched the Revitalize the Randall campaign to expand the Randall’s footprint and programming capabilities. The campaign to raise $8 million dollars has secured 95% of this goal. Much-needed facility upgrades will be funded by a $5.5 million Nature Education Facilities Program grant from the State of California. Additional donations will go to refresh and expand interactive learning experiences and exhibits. As a result, the Randall will offer the best possible visitor experience when it reopens in 2017.

Some highlights of our planned improvements include:

  • A distinctive Lobby will welcomes visitors and showcase changing exhibits
  • The Garage, a brand new STEM lab, will feature hands-on experimentation opportunities using state-of-the-art technological tools
  • Natural Sciences Lab will encourage visitors to look deeper into nature using the scientific method in an expanded and renovated setting
  • The Buckley Redwood Room will host a variety of groups and special events in a stunning setting; revenue will be reinvested into programming
  • The Grove, a sculptural tree wall, will showcase specimens and artifacts, while housing raptors in its branches
  • The Randall Room, a revitalized learning environment for large group classes, field trips and summer camps
  • Café Josephine, a new food concession featuring healthy, locally-sourced fare, will allow for longer, more enjoyable visits
  • The Ceramics Lab – enlarged and refurbished to offer more varied classes in a roomier environment

We hope you will be a part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to revitalize our treasured family museum by making a generous gift to help close our campaign gap. With your support, future generations of scientists, engineers, artists, and environmental stewards will get their start at the Randall.

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