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


Habitot News

Thank You Event for Donors March 25th
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Erica Reischer, psychologist, parenting coach and author of 10 Things Great Parents Do for our annual donor appreciation event on Friday evening, March 25, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Museum. read more

Contra Costa Libraries Join Outreach Efforts
For many years, Habitot has placed permanent admission passes in community libraries so that low-income families and others (with a library card) have free access to Habitot. Thanks to an anonymous donation, seven new libraries in Contra Costa towns have joined our outreach efforts. read more

We Need Donations of Your Child's Outgrown Clothing
Habitot will be hosting a children's clothing drive between March 20 - April 2, 2011 to benefit Acara Mia's Closet. Acara Mia's Closet is a non-profit organization that provides clothing for children in need at no cost to the families. read more

First 5 Funding Under Threat Again
For the third time in the last few years, politicians desperate to close budget gaps are threatening to take away the twice-voter approved funding for early childhood (First 5) raised from taxes on tobacco (Prop 10). A grant from First 5 Alameda County is Habitot's single largest source of community support. read more

Community Open House Celebrates Lotus Bloom
The community is invited to celebrate Habitot's collaboration with Lotus Bloom at an Open House and Family Fun Night on Tuesday, March 29, from 4:30-6:30 pm at 2000 Park Blvd. Oakland. read more

Winner Announced in Annual Survey Contest
Thanks to everyone who completed our post-2010 online survey. We'll be sharing your feedback and our action plans in an upcoming Totmail. Carrie Assell has been selected from the emails read more

Sign up for March's Butterflies Program for Special Needs Children
Habitot now offers a reduced cost, exclusive family visit time for special needs children, 0-7, and their families. "Butterflies" gatherings are limited to 10 families to ensure a safe, calm and supportive environment. read more

Performances & Events
A Gift from Ada graphic Ada's Book Give-away Day
Tuesday, March 8
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Every child receives a FREE book from Ada!

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Doggie Day
Thursday, March 10
9:30 am - 12:30 am

Celebrate the veterinary care wing in Habitot's new "Medical Center" exhibit where puppies and kitties need care and attention. The East Bay SPCA will visit at 10 am read more


Valentine's Day Parents' Night Out!
Thursday, March 17
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Hunt for hidden "gold" throughout the museum from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. In the Art Studio, create and decorate shamrock glasses and make festive designs read more

Parent's Night Out

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

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

Parents' Night Out!
Friday, March 18
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

Norooz - Persian New Year
Sunday, March 20
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Join us for our 5th annual Norooz or Persian New Year celebration, traditionally celebrated in the spring in Iran, Afghanistan and other middle eastern regions. Come learn about Norooz read more
cheese pizza

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Pizza Fridays!
Fridays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our friends at Extreme Pizza (2352 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
Classes & Camps

snowflakesWinter Morning Classes: Jan 10 - March 18, 2011

Winter Morning Drop-in Classes are offered through March 18!

Monday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 am
• $6 Drop-in ticket (purchase at front desk by 9:55 am)
• 10-class passes $50 (a $10 savings!)

For more information read our last newsletter or contact Lydia at 510-647-1111 x14


tulip   Summer Day Camps

New Teachers!
New Days!
New Activities!

Spring Classes begin the week of March 21 – June 10
(No classes the week of April 18 - 22)

Monday • Thursday • Friday
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

    DRUMMING & DANCE Saturdays
    Drumming and Dance with QB!
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

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butterfly    Spring Break Camp: April 18 - 22
• Monday - Friday
• 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
• $30 day; $140 all 5 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 Lydia 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
• 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, call Lydia 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 rainy- season sales of all Kidorable rain gear: umbrellas, rain jackets, rain boots, matching backpacks. Buy larger sizes for next fall-winter and save now!



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