The Randall Museum offers day and evening classes covering a wide
range of interests, as well as drop-in programs, for preschoolers to
senior citizens. Classes are offered in four sessions per year: Winter,
Spring, Summer, and Fall. We also offer a series of extremely
popular summer day camps each year. Click on the links below to
find just the right program for you, or keep reading for general
descriptions, registration information, and more.

Learn about Drop-In Activities for all ages

Visit to register for 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.” Click here for complete information about Spring
Youth 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.” Click here for complete information about Spring
Family classes.

Teen & 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 class description for age
requirements. Click here for complete information about Spring
Teen & Adult classes.

Saturdays Are Special at the Randall Museum! Click here for
descriptions of our Saturday morning drop-in family ceramics
workshop and our exciting and varied afternoon art and science
workshops. Also at the Museum every Saturday: Meet the Animals@Mission Art at 11:15 am through a docent presentation, and see the animal feeding at noon.

Class Registration

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has moved to
online registration for all of its classes and programs, and the
Randall Museum is proud to be one of the first facilities to offer this
service. Spring 2015 registration opens at 10 am Saturday, February
28th for members of Randall Museum Friends and Saturday, March
7th for the general public.

To use the system, you must first complete a one-time family
account creation process. Please visit to create your
family account. Or, click here to download the family account form.
Fill out the form, then mail it to the Randall Museum, 199 Museum
Way, San Francisco, CA 94114, or fax it to 415-554-9609, with
copies of the following items:

Proof of age for all household members (passport, birth certificate,
or California driver license or state ID card – optional for adults;
required for children under 18 and those wishing to enroll in
programs specifically for senior citizens) .  For children age 5 and
under only, proof of immunization.   Please do not send original
documents in the mail.  The document copies you send to us will be
shredded upon creation of your account to protect your privacy.

Please be sure to include your email address for access to online
registration, class confirmation, schedule changes, and account
updates. All information provided will be used only for purposes of
program registration.

Once we have received and processed your family account form,
you should receive an email with your account login information. Go
to with your login ID and PIN to register for
classes online. We are now able to accept Visa and Mastercard for
payment of class fees. You will have access to realtime class
enrollment information and instant confirmation of your
registration or wait list status (no more waiting for registration
lottery results!).

If you already have a family account in this system, you can go
directly to the city’s program registration website,, to sign up for classes. If you did not receive or
have lost your login information, you can retrieve it by entering the
email address you provided when you created your account.

If you cannot or do not want to register online, or if you wish to pay
by cash or check, you can register for classes in person at the
Randall Museum, Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 5 pm.
You may also register at McLaren Lodge Annex, 501 Stanyan St. (at
Fell St., in Golden Gate Park), Monday through Friday between 9 am
and 5 pm. You may also create your family account in person at
either of these locations.

If you have any questions about the new registration system, please
consult or call 311 (24/7 within San Francisco)
or 415-831-6800 (during normal business hours).

Class Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Our withdrawal and refund policies conform to those of the citywide
registration system.  You must withdraw at least one week (7 DAYS)
before the course starts or you will forfeit the entire cost of the
course. For every early withdrawal or transfer from a paid activity,
you will be charged either $10 or 20% of the cost of the course,
whichever is greater.  The remaining balance will be credited to your
family account.


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