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

Philip A. Ginsburg,
General Manager


School Field Trips

The Randall Museum offers interactive programs emphasizing science, the natural environment, and San Francisco history for schools and other civic groups. Science field trip programs are offered October through May. Self-guided tours are available year-round.

The 2014-2015 School Field Trip schedule is now available for teachers. Please use this link for Brown Paper Tickets to book your class fieldtrip. If you do not see a field trip you would like on a date or time that you would like to bring your class, please contact us at 415-554-9604. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Classes are available September 2, 2014 through March 28, 2015. Why such a short school year for us?

The Randall Museum is looking forward to its wonderful renovation, which will begin in the spring of 2015! We will be moving our live animals, science and ceramics programming to the Mission Arts Center located at 745 Treat Street, between 20th and 21st Streets. We will resume school field trip programming in the fall of 2015 at that location. Stay tuned for details!


All field trips must be scheduled and reserved through We cannot accept walk-in groups.

Click on the science field trip title of your choice to download preparatory questions for your students. “Creepy Crawlies,” “Green & Growing,” “Air & Wind,” “Electricity & Electromagnets,” "Renewable Energy," "Science of Sounds," "Geology," “Before San Francisco,” “Earthquake” and “Water, Water Everywhere.”   We also offer our popular Animal Presentations.  

Tips for making your field trip a successful experience. 

Please click here to download a teacher evaluation. 

For specific field trip questions, please contact Marcus Wojtkowiak by phone at 415-554-9604 or via email at

Field Trip Fees

We have received funding from foundations and members of the Randall Museum Friends to offset half the cost of the trips for public schools only.  Prices for public schools are $45 for Science programs and $20 for Animal Presentations.  Private school prices are:  $85 for Science programs and $40 for Animal Presentations.  Class size maximums are 30 children for all programs.

Brown Paper Tickets charges a small purchasing fee of 2.5 percent of the transaction. There is no cancellation policy. Tickets purchased cannot be refunded.

Self-Guided Tours

Appointments are available year-round for self-guided tours, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, at a cost of $15 per group, with a maximum of 30 per group from October through May.  Summer self-guided tours are $50 with a maximum of 50 participants. For small school trips of 20 or fewer, there is a $20 fee. Visit to schedule a self-guided tour.  Reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more people.

Click here to download an animal exhibit scavenger hunt worksheet you can print out and duplicate to enhance your group's experience.

The Randall Museum is committed to giving all children the opportunity to visit and learn at the Randall Museum.  Please call us at 554-9604 for possible scholarship opportunities. 


Randall Museum (415) 554-9600