Looking for hands-on programs and activities that will connect you and your family to the natural world? The Randall Museum of San Francisco, a nature museum that has been serving children and families for 66 years, is having a free Spring Festival on April 26 to celebrate its new Outdoor Learning Environment, which takes full advantage of the museum’s spectacular site on Corona Heights. You will no longer find the asphalt moat that used to surround the museum. In its place, a suite of learning facilities has been created: an art patio, a small amphitheater, a native plant garden, a mushroom garden, and an observation deck. These have all been specifically designed to encourage visitors to observe and interact with plants, insects, geological specimens, and native wildlife. For more information, visit www.randallmuseum.org or call (415) 554-9600.
Bay Nature magazine ◦ April-June 2003