The Randall Museum
is owned and operated
by the San Francisco
Recreation and Park Department

Philip A. Ginsburg,
General Manager

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 at 11:15 am through a docent presentation, and see the animal feeding at noon. The ever-evolving and remarkable model train exhibit is open from 10 am - 4 pm. Also, don't miss our terrific special events.

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. Fall 2014 registration opens at 10 am Saturday, July 26th for members of Randall Museum Friends  and Saturday, August 2nd 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:

  1. 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)
  2. 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

For regular session classes and camps:

Our withdrawal and refund policies conform to those of the citywide registration system. Please see  for information.


Randall Museum (415) 554-9600