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


Habitot News

Mother's Day Auction Underway through May 4
Helping parents and caregivers avoid preventable accidents and injuries among young children is the goal of Habitot's annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign. Sponsored once again by State Farm Insurance, FREE Car Seat Inspections, including one this month on Saturday, June 11 (click here for event details), CPR and choke-saving demonstrations, read more

Car Seat Inspection May 14 Kicks Off 11th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign
Over 77 preschool teachers have been nominated in Habitot's 3rd annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" contest! The nominated teachers represent preschools in communities throughout the East Bay and beyond -- from independent preschools, to child development centers, to Head Start programs. Please join us in recognizing the 2011 Nominees: read more

Summer Camps for Tots Begin this Month
It's not too late to sign up your toddler or preschooler for one of Habitot's popular annual summer day camps for tots (morning programs except for the last two weeks of August, when full day programs are offered). With a different theme every week, read more

Habitot is a Blue Star Museum - Free Summer Admission for Military Families
From Memorial Day to Labor Day 2011, Habitot will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America. read more

Developing Our Board of Directors -  Habitot's Most Important Volunteers
Habitot is delighted to welcome Greg Schultz, PhD. to Habitot's Board of Directors. Our board is now composed of nine members and one emeritus member. Mr. Schultz is Director of Education for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a member of Habitot. He and his wife love our Parents' Night Out events! read more

Performances & Events

boy in car seat

State Farm logo

Early Childhood
Safety Campaign Sponsor

Free Car Seat Inspection Event

Early Childhood Safety Event

Thursday, June 9
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Altman, Co-Founder of The Childproofer will provide professional advice on how to childproof your home.

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

boy in car seat

State Farm logo

Early Childhood
Safety Campaign Sponsor

Free Car Seat Inspection Event

Early Childhood Safety Event

Saturday, June 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop-in • First-come, First-served
Temescal Regional Recreation Area
6500 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

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.

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Japanese Children's Day Kodomo-no-Hi
Saturday, June 18
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Habitot celebrates all kinds of families that create loving homes for children. Our Family Coalition will take and print free family portraits from 10 am-12 pm. Decorate matboard picture frames with rainbow glitter, read more

Mother's Day

Mother's Day Parents' Night Out
Sunday, June 19
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 Lydia at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more

A Gift from Ada graphic Ada's Book Give-away Day
Tuesday, June 21
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Every child receives a FREE book from Ada!

boy in car seat

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Early Childhood
Safety Campaign Sponsor

Toxin Free Homes

Early Childhood Safety Event

Thursday, June 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lorraine Rosenblatt from the Berkeley Public Health Department's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will be on hand 10 am - 12 pm to discuss how to identify lead hazards and what to do about them as well as the dangers of lead poisoning.

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, June 24
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

Cinco de Mayo decoration

Cinco de Mayo
Monday & Tuesday, June 27 - 28
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Water Works will be transformed into a Land of Bubbles! Create giant tubular bubbles, craft a bubble trampoline from straws and string, and stand inside a kid-sized bubble. read more
cheese pizza

Extreme Pizza logo
Pizza Fridays!
Fridays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24
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

tulip   Summer Day Camps

New Teachers!
New Days!
New Activities!

Spring Classes ongoing through June 10
(No classes the week of April 18 - 22)

Monday • Thursday • Friday • Saturday
10:00 - 10:30 am

• $6 Drop-in ticket (purchase at front desk by 9:55 am)
• 10-class passes $50 (a $10 savings!)
• Class passes do not expire
• For children age 12 months and up

    Spanish Music with Mariela !
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    ART Thursdays
    Tot Art with a Twist!
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    COOKING Fridays
    Breakfast Club!
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Registration begins February 1.
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 a 20% discount on Bubbles Toys: bubble soap, bubble wands, bubble blowers, and bubble sets.



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