Classes at the Randall Museum

Children and Adult Classes

Randall Museum has classes for all ages in science, nature and art. Whether you want to submerse yourself in learning a new skill, or drop in for an hour with your young artists, there are classes in art, science and applied design to pique your curiosity. Randall classes encourage discovery of the natural world by kids of all ages. There are even summer camps that are very popular and fill up fast. Classes change every quarterly season, so check back again for something new!

To register for a class, you must first set up a family account through the San Francisco Recreation and Parks class registration home page.

Randall Museum members receive class discounts and priority registration!

Heads Up! - Four Class Locations

While the Randall Museum is closed for our extensive renovation, we are offering classes in four locations across San Francisco. Classes are listed by location. Please be aware that some classes are held at two different locations.

Mission Arts Center
745 Treat Avenue

Mission Arts Center

745 Treat Ave, San Francisco

Sunnyside Playground
Teresita Avenue and Melrose

Sunnyside Playground

Teresita Avenue and Melrose

Garfield Square Clubhouse
1271 Treat Avenue

Garfield Square Clubhouse

1271 Treat Ave, San Francisco

Joe DiMaggio Playground
651 Lombard Street

Joe DiMaggio Playground

651 Lombard Street

Tots and Family Classes

Tots and Family Classes

Family Classes, offered on both Saturdays and weekdays, provide an opportunity for preschool and school-aged children and their adults to explore a variety of arts and crafts together. Favorites include “Parent/Child Woodworking,” “Families Exploring Ceramics,” and “Little Artists.”

Youth, Tween and Teen Classes

Youth, Tween and Teen Classes

Youth Classes are from 1-10 weeks in length, after school and on Saturdays. Special sessions and workshops are often scheduled during spring and winter school vacations. These classes are for young people, usually between ages 6 and 17. Popular courses include “Randall Clay Club,” “Robotic Challenge,” and “Kids’ Woodworking.

Teen and Adult Classes

Teen and Adult Classes

Teen and Adult Classes provide opportunities for teens 16 and older and adults to explore such varied topics as “Zen and Sawdust,” “Telescope Making,” and “Clay Extravaganza.” Sessions typically meet 8 – 10 times on evenings and Saturdays. Teens are welcome in some adult classes; check the individual class description for age requirements.

Visit San Francisco Recreation and Parks to register for classes.

Registration

Everyone Must Create a New Family Account

This fall marked the advent of a new registration system, therefore you MUST create a new family account prior fall registration. It’s fast and easy! Set up your account today and begin viewing fall programs at San Francisco Recreation and Parks. For questions about creating your new account, please contact (415) 831-6800.

Current Members

If you have a current Randall Friends Membership, please email tmccollister@randallmuseum.org by the Friday before member registration so we can apply your membership to your new account.

Enrolling in Programs

After setting up your new account, you may view and register for programs at San Francisco Recreation and Parks or by walking into any SF Rec&Park registration location. Classes can be searched by facility, subject, or age group online.

Member enrollment for Randall Museum programs begins Saturday, February 25th at 10 am either online or at Mission Art Center. Non-member enrollment begins Saturday, March 4th at 10 am.

Withdrawals and Refunds

You must withdraw at least one week before the program starts; otherwise, you will forfeit the entire cost of the course. For every withdrawal or transfer from a paid activity, you will be charged either $12 or 20% of the course, whichever is greater. The remaining balance will be credited to your family account. Call (415) 831-6800 to withdraw from a course.

Scholarships

To apply for a scholarship, you may fill out an application and show income documentation at the McLaren Lodge Registration Desk. You will need to provide proof of residency and show documentation verifying your income. Only Support Services staff at the McLaren Lodge Registration Desk can approve 50% scholarships. For requests over 50%, please call Lillian Bautista, Scholarship Coordinator, at (415) 831-2717.

If you have any questions about registration, please call (415) 831-6800 Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 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.

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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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