NEW for April!
Rent the Entire Museum
for your Exclusive Party
or Event on Sundays
from April to September!

 
Habitot CLOSED Sundays
April - September

 
Habitot Happenings April 16 - 30
Special Events

Egg Week
FREE with admission
April 14-20 Regular Hours
Celebrate spring and the colors of spring during Egg Week. Join us in the Art Studio for an Egg-stravaganza of egg-themed art, like Icy Eggs-cavation, Rolling Egg Painting, and more!
More Info
Thank you to the City of Berkeley's Civic Arts Commission for support of our Arts Programming.


Habitot's 21st Birthday Celebration!
FREE with admission
April 20, Regular Hours

Habitot is celebrating 21 years of helping children and their families learn in the happiest, most effective way - through play! Thank you for your long-time support for this community space for new families and young children.

Birthday Puppet Show
RSVP - Pay admission in advance
9:30 - Enjoy a birthday themed puppet show by Emily Butterfly followed by a mini cupcakes!
Register for Puppet Show

12:00 - Sing happy birthday to Habitot, help blow out the candles, and have a slice of cake with friends. 

All Day - Decorate a taller-than-a-toddler cake sculpture in the Art Studio.

Have you considered giving a tax-deductible birthday gift to Habitot? Every dollar brings quality learning through play to your community!
Earth Week
FREE with admission
April 22-27 Regular Hours
Create art using natural and repurposed materials. Each day of Earth Week will feature a new Earth-honoring activity in the Art Studio.
More Info
Thank you for supporting Earth-friendly art programming!
Parents' Night Out
April 26, 5:30 - 9:30
Drop off for 2-7 years olds. Kids will have cheese pizza and play at Habitot while you enjoy an evening out! This month includes the Aurora Theatre option. You can catch the play "The Importance of Being Earnest" while your kids have a great time at Habitot.
More Info
"Together Again" 
Open House for formally incarcerated parents and their children

April 28, 2:00 - 5:00
Offered in partnership with Centerforce, but open to all formally incarcerated parents and their children, 0-5, we invite you to enjoy a day of play and family bonding with special art activities. Supported by community donations.
Register / More info
New Exhibit News
Veterinary Clinic Exhibit
We're giving away all the books in the Family Resource Library - please take any you can use or share! This will help make way for our beloved Vet Clinic. To make a donation for new stuffed animals or comfortable "waiting room" seating for grownups to relax or nurse a baby. Buy new stuffed animals for the exhibit here.
Firehouse Exhibit Returns
We're raising funds to help bring back Habitot's beloved Firehouse to the main space in May. Currently, the exhibit is at the Children's Museum of Sonoma County helping children and families recover from the devastating fires of 2017-18 through play. Soon, our tot-sized heroes will be driving the firetruck and putting out fires.
How you can help bring this exhibit back.
Camps and Classes 

REGISTER NOW!
Summer Camp for 3-5's

June 10 - August 30
9:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

The imaginations of curious, young preschoolers will be excited by each week's tried-and-true camp themes. Campers will be immersed in the the weekly theme with costumes, props, creative hands-on science, cooking, art and dramatic play activities. 
More Info

Featured Summer Camp
Castles & Dragons
June 10 - 14 & August 12 - 16

Campers will create their own fairy tales through make-believe. Pretend to be a prince, princess, adventurer, or dragon during this magical, fairy-tale week. Decorate crowns. Create fairy wings, magic wands, and table top castles.

Reservations@habitot.org
Weekly Events

Recycled Art Mondays

FREE with admission
9:30 - 12:30
Let your imagination go wild! The Recycled Materials Art Cart holds industry cast-offs, and both unusual and household items that would otherwise be destined for the dump. Come give these objects a new life by creating art! Sponsored by 

Jamaroo Wednesdays
FREE with admission
10:30 - 11:00
Jamaroo Kids teacher, Kelty, will get those wiggles out while helping little kids develop coordination, strength, balance, flexibility, and self-esteem.


Presented with funds from the Alameda County Art Commission.


Pizza Fridays

11:30 -12:30
Easy peasy pizza lunch gives you more time to play! The pizza comes in kid-size slices that are $1.50 each. Parents are welcome to fill up on kid slices too. 

STEM Saturdays
FREE with admission
2:30 - 4:30 
Kids will go on a "Magnet Hunt" in the sensory table. This experiment surprises and fills small children with wonder, which is at the heart of early science learning.
More Info
Art At Home
Ball Maze
Make your own Ball Maze game using re-purposed cardboard tissue rolls. Good practice for hand-eye coordination. Activity courtesy of Frugal Fun 4 Boys & Girls.
Discount of the Month
Help us clear out our Gift Shop for something new! 30% off of purchases over $15 during April. Give your little love a little gift and help support Habitot! 

We have big plans for this space! 
 
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