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Closed for Construction! Reopening Late 2017

Our Moment is Now

An exciting time is upon us. Randall Museum is now closed to drop-in visitors as we begin our much anticipated revitalization! Live animals and regular Saturday Drop-In programs are located at Mission Arts Center 745 Treat Avenue (map)..

Randall Museum - Front Entryway
Randall Museum

Come visit all of your favorite animals and participate in fun family drop-in science and art classes on Saturdays throughout Summer 2017.

Mission Art Center
Mission Art Center

Construction of the Museum Way facility is scheduled to be completed late 2017. Learn more about the construction.


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Revitalize the Randall campaign

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Windswept: Viewing Wind Patterns As Art

The San Francisco Arts Commission and the Randall Museum announce the installation of Windswepta wind-driven kinetic facade by Charles Sowers.

Consisting of over 500 freely rotating directional arrows,Windswept transforms a blank wall into a large-scale observational instrument that reveals the complex interactions between the wind and the environment. The artwork was funded by the Art Enrichment monies generated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s capital projects.

Revitalize the Randall!

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

Randall Museum Friends launched the Revitalize the Randall campaign to raise $8 million dollars; it has now secured 85% 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. Philanthropic funds will refresh and expand interactive learning experiences and exhibits. As a result, the Randall will offer the best possible visitor experience when it re-opens its doors early 2017.

Some highlights of our planned improvements include:

  • A distinctive Lobby that will welcomes visitors and showcases changing exhibits
  • The Garage, a brand new STEM lab, will feature hands-on experimentation opportunities with 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 re-invested in programming
  • The Grove – this 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 will allow for longer, more enjoyable visits and feature healthy fare.
  • The Ceramics Lab – our enlarged and refurbished ceramics studio will offer more varied classes in a roomier environment.

A civic leader has just donated a $500,000 matching gift. This gift is a testament to the Randall’s value. It also provides an incredible impetus to invest in this high impact project with rapid results.

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

Spring Randall Classes!




Randall Museum’s wide array of hands-on, interactive Spring classes for all ages begin in March 2017.


View classes by category:

Family Classes (Parent+Child)

Youth Classes (Ages 6-13)

Teen & Adult Classes (Ages 16+)


Registration for Museum Members begins Saturday, March 4 at 10 am at Mission Art Center and online. Be sure to become a member by Thursday, December 8th to take advantage of member discounts and advance registration.

 Become a Randall Museum Friends Member to register one week early and receive class discounts!

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Click here to register for classes through the SF Recreation and Parks Department website. Be sure to create a family account first if you haven’t yet! Many classes fill early so consider becoming a Museum member to qualify for early class registration.