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.