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Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111

Habitot News

Bring Back the Firehouse!
This year's Visitor and Member Survey told us that many people would love to see our Firehouse exhibit return. We've just launched a Member's Campaign to do just that, with a goal of raising $3,000—the amount we need to refurbish, repaint and restore the exhibit to working order, replace costumes, transport and install the exhibit, and plan for programming. read more

New Stroller Parking Area
We are delighted to announce this year's opportunity to recognize and reward our community's most exemplary preschool teachers, whose work often goes unrecognized outside of individual schools. From April 16 - May 31, download a nomination form from our website to nominate a teacher you know and love. read more

Annual survey time - Win a Family Circle Membership worth $190!
Habitot’s 4th Annual Mother’s Day Auction is around the corner! We are still accepting donations of cabin rentals, sailboat rides, or professional services you can offer to make the May 1 - May 10 auction a success! read more

Welcome new board member
Ada's last day at Habitot was the end of February when she and her husband relocated to Chicago where her son lives. In her time here, she launched the "Purple Parenting Cart" stocking it with helpful articles for parents and caregivers twice a week. She initiated the "Ada's book giveaway" program on her 90th birthday, eventually distributing over 1,500 free books to children at Habitot. read more

Welcome new board member
Each year, hundreds of local charities, schools and preschools and other educational services request Habitot's support for their fundraising efforts, and Habitot responds by providing one of its 4-person Family Passes. Last year, 175 schools and agencies were given a pass, a combined value of over $6,000 in free admissions. read more

Performances & Events

Egg Week
April 2 - 8
Regular Hours

All week in the Art Studio, decorate eggs and other spring inspired projects using ribbons, stickers and fun fabrics. Fuzzy hopping bunnies and chicks read more

Happy Birthday Habitot!

Celebrate Habitot's 14th Birthday!
Saturday, April 21
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Amazing Natasha from Sweet Can Circus will perform with her hula hoops, juggling scarves and more to help celebrate Habitot’s 14th birthday from 10:30-11:30 am. Decorate a giant pretend cake in the Art Studio and enjoy some real birthday cake and punch at 2:00 pm. read more

Earth Day
April 23 - 28
Regular Hours
Celebrate the 42nd Earth Day Event all week in the Art Studio with recycled sculptures using natural materials to create art, paper making, and more. read more

Parent's Night Out

Every 4th Friday*
Now Year-round!
Lower Price for Siblings!

*Except for November and December; the 3rd Friday of the Month.

Parents' Night Out!
Friday, April 27
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Drop off your kids, 2-7 yrs, for play and fun while parents enjoy an evening out.

$30 per child, $20 for siblings.
Cheese pizza for dinner included.

ADVANCE registration strongly encouraged to permit us to adequately staff these evenings.
Last minute registrations may not be possible.

To register, call the Reservations Desk at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more
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Pizza Fridays!
Fridays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our friends at Papa John's(2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum. read more
Mother's Day


Mother's Day Parents' Night Out
Sunday, May 13
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Drop off your kids, 2-7 yrs, for play and fun whileparents enjoy a romantic evening out.

$30 per child, $20 for siblings. Pizza for dinner included. Space limited, to reserve call the Reservations Desk at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more

Classes & Camps

    flower      Winter Morning Classes

New days, and new activities!

Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 am
No classes April 9 - 13

• $7 Drop-in ticket (purchase at front desk by 9:55 am)
• $50 8-class passes
• Class passes do not expire.

For children age 12 months and up. Parent or caregiver participation required in all classes.

    TUESDAYS: African Music and Movement
    WEDNESDAYS: Art with a Science Twist!
    THURSDAYS: Let's Do Lunch!
    FRIDAYS: Chelsea Morning Music

For more information, call 510-647-1111 x 16

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butterfly    Spring Break Camp: April 18 - 22
• Monday - Friday
• 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
• $30 day; $25/day for 5 or more days

A half-day, drop-off activity camp for 3 to 5 year olds exploring Spring themes like baby animals, new buds, sunshine, rain and puddles through fun, hands-on art, math and science activities. Children will enjoy cooking, art activities, science projects, storytelling and music... all led by experienced Habitot instructors.

Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up Service Available

To register, call the Reservations Desk at (510) 647-1111 x14

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sun    Summer Day Camps: June - August 2011


All camps under $10 per hour!
Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up Service Available
Children enjoy arts & crafts, drama , cooking, storytelling, and music. read more

• Beaches & Sunshine
• Back to the Farm
• Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
• Kid's Café
• Space Station

• Castles & Dragons
• Circus Parade
• Young Scientists
• Construction Zone

To register, call the Reservations Desk at (510) 647-1111 x14

Gift Store Discount of the Month
Gift Store Discount of the Month

This month, visitors enjoy a 20% discount on all outdoor exploration toys: butterfly nets, bird feeders, birdhouse kits, watering cans, magnifying glasses, sand shovels, and more!




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