PHOTOS: Kids of All Ages Flock to Reopening of S.F.’s Randall Museum

State Sen. Scott Wiener cuts the ceremonial ribbon along with many kids at the reopening of the Randall Museum in San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.

State Sen. Scott Wiener cuts the ceremonial ribbon along with many kids at the reopening of the Randall Museum in San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)

After two years and $9 million dollars of renovations, The Randall Museum reopened its doors on Sunday morning.

The museum, located in San Francisco’s Corona Heights neighborhood, will continue its focus on science and art exhibits for kids.

“This is a place to connect all of you to nature,” San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department general manager Phil Ginsburg told the dozens of kids and adults who came out for the reopening. “Welcome to our green world.”

The renovated museum is now home to a new STEM lab, an overhauled live animal exhibit and a cafe for parents tired of chasing their kids around the building.

State Sen. Scott Wiener called the museum one of San Francisco’s hidden jewels, but said after the retrofit, “more people are going to know about it.”

The Randall Museum in San Francisco's Corona Heights neighborhood reopened on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, after a two year and $9 million renovation project.
The Randall Museum in San Francisco’s Corona Heights neighborhood reopened on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, after a two year and $9 million renovation project. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
The centerpiece of the renovated Randall Museum is the live animal exhibit, which features more than a hundred different native California species.
The centerpiece of the renovated Randall Museum is the live animal exhibit, which features more than a hundred different native California species. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
Stencils rest on a table at the newly renovated Randall Museum in San Francisco. The art, science and nature museum is run by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.
Wood cutting stencils rest on a table at the newly renovated Randall Museum in San Francisco. The art, science and nature museum is run by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
The Randall Museum looks to offer "opportunities for hands-on learning and recreation."
The Randall Museum looks to offer “opportunities for hands-on learning and recreation.” (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
Museumgoers of all ages use hot glue guns to assemble their woodworking projects at the Randall Museum in San Francisco.
Museumgoers of all ages use hot glue guns to assemble their woodworking projects at the Randall Museum in San Francisco. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
Model trains are one of the many exhibits at the newly renovated Randall Museum.
Model trains are one of the many exhibits at the newly renovated Randall Museum. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
PHOTOS: Kids of All Ages Flock to Reopening of S.F.’s Randall Museum 11 February,2018Guy Marzorati

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Guy Marzorati is a reporter and producer for KQED News, the California Report and KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk. Guy joined KQED in 2013. He grew up in New York and graduated from Santa Clara University. Email: GMarzorati@KQED.org

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