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


Habitot News

Winners Announced in Habitot's 3rd Annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards
We are pleased to announce the ten winners in our 3rd annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards. Winners were chosen from a field of over 100 nominees, representing private, parochial, Head Start and state-supported preschools from cities throughout the Bay Area.

This year's winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges including: read more

Car Seat Inspection May 14 Kicks Off 11th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign
Dozens of paintings, sculptures, collages and drawings created at Habitot by children younger than 7 will be on display throughout the East Bay for the next month. A variety of community locations, from civic offices to libraries and community centers have agreed to host the installations. read more

Performances & Events

girl with bike helmet

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Early Childhood
Safety Campaign Sponsor

Helmet Safety Day

Early Childhood Safety Event

Tuesday, July 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pick out your CPSC/ASTM/ANSI approved helmet, have it sized for your toddler and decorate it with fun stickers! Helmets on sale all day $9 each.

FREE admission from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm is provided by State Farm Insurance Companies.

bastille day celebration

Japanese Children's Day Kodomo-no-Hi
Thursday, July 14
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day by tasting French bread and cheese and planning your escape from the Bastille prison. Make and decorate a French chapeau using recycled newspaper and fun fabrics in the Art Studio. Order from a French menu in the Cafe exhibit and read more


boy in car seat

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Early Childhood
Safety Campaign Sponsor

Free Car Seat Inspection Event

Early Childhood Safety Event

Saturday, July 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop-in • First-come, First-served
Crown Memorial State Beach
Eighth Street and Otis Drive
Alameda, CA 94501

For more information, contact Rachel at
510-647-1111 x16 or parented@habitot.org

Safe Kids logo    Alameda Department of Public Health logo
A "Safe Kids" event offered with support from Alameda County Department of Public Health.


Make-a-Plate for Grandparents' Week
July 18 - 23
Regular Hours

Preserve your child's artistry on a Melamine plate anytime during the week of July 18 - 23. Plates with your child's art work will be delivered to your home in 4 - 6 weeks, in time for Grandparents Day on September 11th. $20 each in the Art Studio.

A Gift from Ada graphic Ada's Book Give-away Day
Tuesday, July 19
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Every child receives a FREE book from Ada!

earthquake - house shaking

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Early Childhood
Safety Campaign Sponsor

Earthquake Safety

Early Childhood Safety Event

Thursday, July 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lorraine Rosenblatt of the Red Cross Bay Area tells you how to plan for family safety in the event of an earthquake.

FREE admission from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm is provided by State Farm Insurance Companies.


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, July 22
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 Lydia at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more
cheese pizza

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Pizza Fridays!
Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Our friends at Papa John's(2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each beginning at 11 am, first come first served. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
Classes & Camps
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

• Kid's Café
• Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
• Go Green
• Space Station
• Back to the Farm
• Land of Fairytales
• Construction Zone
• Tots Around the World

To register, contact Lydia at (510) 647-1111 x14 or habitotvsc@gmail.com

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

This month, visitors enjoy 20% savings on all Art Supplies in our gift store: washable paints, spill-proof paint cups, scented play dough, stamp-pads, clay cutters and rolling pins, sidewalk chalk, do-a-dots, sketch books and pencils, face paints and more!



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