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 page for a wealth of opportunities!

Drop-In Studio Art activities for kids and families

Tiny Artist Drop-In Studio

Time:
Tues, 3/15 – 5/17, 10 – 11 am
Thurs, 3/17-5/19, 10 – 11 am
Fees:
Free
Registration:
No registration required
Active Art - Infants & Toddlers Drop-In

Active Art

Time:
Fridays, 10 am – 12 noon
Fees:
$10 per Toddler/Adult Combo
$5 per Extra Adult/Extra Child
Registration:
Register at the front desk
Saturday Science activities for kids and families

Saturday Science

Time:
Science Saturdays will resume after the reopening at 199 Museum Way.
Fees:
$5 per adult/child combo
$3 per each additional person
Registration:
Register at the front desk
Live Animal activities for kids and families

Meet the Animals

Time:
Saturdays, 11 am
Fees:
Free
Registration:
No registration required
Afternoon Art activities for kids and families

Afternoon Art

Time:
Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm. Drop in anytime
Fee:
$5 per adult/child combo
$3 per each additional person
Registration:
Register at the front desk. The last sign-ups are taken at 3:30 pm

Saturdays are Special

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.

Learn More

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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