Habitot will be CLOSED Monday, September 2
Special Events
Rainbow Family Fun Night
Wednesday, September 4
5:30 - 7:30
FREE monthly support group is open to all LGBTQ parents and their children. Come connect, share experiences and exchange ideas while kids enjoy playtime and pizza in the museum. Donations always welcome.
Saturday Puppet Show
"Goose on the Loose"

FREE with admission (members always free)
Saturday, September 7
9:30 - 10:00am

Puppeteer Toni “Tone” Mikulka performs an original story called “Goose on the Loose,” a show about a little goose that won’t go to bed for a big day at school! Will the little goose go to sleep, or stay up until sunrise? Come find out! 
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Grandparents Day!
Saturday, September 7
9:30 - 4:30

FREE Admission for Grandparents
September 8 is National Grandparents Day but we're celebrating today with FREE admission for all grandparents (parents and children pay separately). Build and decorate a picture frame in the Art Studio for your favorite family photo or drawing. Or give us your drawing to decorate a permanent melamine plate. One FREE Make-a-Plate for Grandparent Circle Members. All others, $20 per plate.
Fall Special Needs Playdate
Sunday, September 8
2:00 - 5:00

After hours fun exclusively for children with special needs and their families. Come play with our hands-on exhibits, create works of art in our famous Art Studio, and enjoy learning, socialization and family bonding time in a safe and fun environment.

Zero-Waste Lunch Workshop
Parent-Child Workshop
Friday, September 13
11:00 - 12:00

Make a delicious, nutritious wrap sandwich that needs no extra packaging. Learn to tie a napkin cloth to carry your sandwich to preschool or a picnic.

Family Fun Night
Friday, September 13
5:30 - 7:30
Bring the whole family for an early evening of play and family togetherness! Special "back-to-school" theme activities!
For Adults
Relax and enjoy a glass of wine, pizza, and snacks. Make friends with other families of little ones. Let your fascinating, creative kid remind you how to play!
For Kids
Snack on some pizza and juice. Make friends, and show your grownups around. Extra Museum time to play, play, play!
Looking Ahead
"Positive Parenting" Workshop
Sunday, September 21

Do naughty steps and sticker charts work?  And what about the “time out?” What kind of discipline is right for you and your toddler? 

Join us for this FREE interactive workshop designed to teach parents how to provide Positive Discipline to their children.

Explore different parenting styles and learn practical and effective ways to encourage cooperation, mutual respect, and self-discipline in your toddler.

Childcare in the Museum available with a fee. Please email familyprograms@habitot.org or call (510)647-1111 ext 16 for more information.


Don't Throw It Away! Stuffed Animal Repair
FREE with admission
Saturday, September 21 
1:30 - 2:30

Does your child have a stuffed animal that has been loved until the seams have split? We'll have stuffing, sewing supplies, and staff ready to help parent and child pairs make repairs. Or, if you have a perfectly healthy stuffed animal, you can make a felt bandaid, just like the ones in our Animal Hospital Exhibit, to take home for dramatic play.
Parents' Night Out
Friday, September 27 
5:30 - 9:30
$44 child/$34 siblings

Enjoy a date night out! Drop off your kids, 2-7 years old, for play and fun at Habitot while you enjoy an evening out! Cheese pizza for dinner included.
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September's Parent's Night Out has the Aurora Theatre option. You can catch A Year of Magical Thinking at the Aurora while your kids play at Habitot and save money on the whole package. 
Buy Tickets for the Aurora Theatre and Habitot Combo
Weekly Events

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

Pizza Fridays

11:30am -12:30pm
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.

Recycled Art Fridays

FREE with admission
10:00am - 2:00pm 
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.

STEM Saturdays
Movable Ramp & Maze
FREE with admission
2:30 - 4:30pm

Experiment with ramps and ball runs using repurposed paper rolls and velcro. Create your own pathway and maze. (Photo courtesy of ducksnarow.com)