The Randall Museum

San Francisco, CA

Where are we going?

The Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Francisco

415 554 9600

What is there to do?

The Randall Museum is not just a natural history museum, and it's not just a science museum. In fact, it's BOTH, and so much more!

This popular San Francisco museum focuses on the cultures and environments of the San Francisco Bay Area, through programs and hands-on learning rich in science, nature and art!

Love animals? Make sure you make a stop at the live animal displays within The Randall Museum, across several of California's diverse habitats! From the sparse, dry deserts, to the rich riverlands and towering redwoods, each of the habitats have a unique set of animals and plants that are especially adapted to living in these distinct environments. 

Kids look closely, you can spend time watching and studying them in this intimate setting, with animal keepers on hand to ask any questions you have!

The museum features exhibits that teach you more about earthquakes (very common in the San Francisco area!), as well as tornados, lightning, avalanches, and other natural phenomena, and how to detect them. 

There are exhibits on the oceans and how you can help save it, as well as see how the creatures that call it home can enrich our lives, and even a model train exhibit!

Do you have little ones in the family? Check out the Toddler Tree House, where the youngest visitors can learn and play in a super cool carpeted climbing structure filled with books and toys!

There are even classes and workshops that you can enjoy to continue the learning fun, covering woodshop, science, art, and other STEM subjects, for kids right through to adults!

With SO much to do, you might want to get there early to fit it all in! Let's get learning kids!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

Thanks to a new renovation The Randall Museum is now accessible!


When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

Open year round, closed on Mondays & Sundays


Any top tips?

They offer drop in activities like Science Saturday, Afternoon Art, Meet the Animal Keepers and Active Art, so why not make a little more of your experience!

I’m Hungry!

You can visit Cafe Josephine where you can grab delicious food items such as muffins, pastries, bagels, sandwiches, soups and more!

Healthy Eating

You can grab healthy options in the cafe (including salads & vegetables) or you can bring your own food to enjoy! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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