Habitot Children's Museum

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


Performances & Events
Japanese Children's Day Japanese Children's Day
Monday, May 4
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Make colorful tissue paper carp kites known in Japan as Koinobori to help celebrate Japanese Children's Day. read more
   
Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo
Tuesday, May 5
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

In the Art Studio, decorate clay pottery with colorful paints and create traditional Mexican paper flowers with multicolored tissue paper read more
   
Free Car Seat Check Free Car Seat Check
Saturday, May 9
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Allston Parking Garage – 5th level
The first of three car seat checks planned this season kicks off Habitot’s 8th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign, sponsored by State Farm Insurance read more
   
Life is good Festival Life is good Festival
Saturday, May 16
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow
Visit Habitot’s Bubble Station at Life is good’s first West Coast festival -- an all-day fun fest featuring a fundraising walk in the park, backyard food and kid-friendly activities like seed spitting and Double Dutch, soccer kicks, tug-o'-wars and football flings, with great live music from ALO, Martin Sexton and The Sippy Cups read more
   
Bowzer's Pizza Pizza Fridays!
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our friends at Bowzer’s Pizza (upstairs on Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. read more
   

Parent's Night Out

Every 4th Friday
May - September

Parern't Night Out!
Friday, May 22
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Drop off your kids for play and fun while parents enjoy a movie or dinner out. $30 per child, $5 discount for siblings. Pizza for dinner included. Space limited, to reserve call Lydia at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more
   

Butterfly Week

Butterfly Week
May 25-29
Regular Hours

Stop by this month and watch as our caterpillars munch delicious leaves, grow big and fat, spin themselves into chrysalides, and finally emerge as real live butterflies during the final week of May. read more
   

Helmet Safety Day

Helmet Safety Day
Friday, May 29
9:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pick out your CPSC/ASTM/ANSI approved helmet, have it sized for your toddler from 10:30 am -12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, and decorate it in the Art Studio! Helmets on sale all day $8 each. Another Early Childhood Safety Day sponsored by State Farm Insurance.
Helmets on sale all day $8 each.
 
Classes & Camps
Spring Children's Classes
Habitot’s children’s and parent-child classes are offered on a drop-in, space available basis! Pay $15 per class or purchase a 10-class pass for $130 and attend any ten classes of your choosing during a an eight-week session. read more

• Breakfast Club
• Best of Summer Camp ~ in the Winter!
• Tot Art with a Twist!
• Move and Groove!

Viva el Espanol Spanish Classes
In addition, we have contracted with Viva el Español to offer Spanish music classes for toddlers and their adult/amigo. These classes are separate from the 10-class pass series. Each session of the Spanish class is seven weeks long and the cost is $109 for non-members and $98 for members. A trial class without registration is available. read more

• Parent & Me Música Class with Viva el Español

   
Nowruz Summer Day Camps
June - August 2009

New 2009 Pricing – All camps now under $10 per hour! Super discount on June camps! read more

• Beaches & Sunshine
• Mayan Mysteries
• Kid's Café
• Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
• Eco Kids
• Space Station
• Back to the Farm
• Land of Fairytales
• Construction Zone
• Tots Around the World
 
Habitot News

Vote NO on Prop 1D
Proposition 1D on the May 19 special election ballot, if approved by voters, will deal a devastating and perhaps fatal blow to hundreds of innovative nonprofit programs across the state that are directly benefiting young children, ages 0-5. read more

Habitot's 11th Birthday
Nominations are rolling in for Habitot's 1st Annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" awards! Judges have been selected and they include: Mark Friedman, Executive Director of Alameda County First 5 read more

Crowding Hotline
Our new “Crowding Hotline” (510-647-1111 x 35) lets members and visitors know whether to visit now or later. This just one of the many ideas generated by our spring focus groups for improving Habitot. We've added "Parent's Night Out" events, placed new, well-marked “sanitation stations” throughout the museum, and the snack room now has a do-it-yourself cleaning supply shelf. Check out the hard copy of Habitot's Totmail newsletter, available at the Front Desk, if you don't have time at home!

Early Childhood Safety Campaign
From May through September, look for free Car Seat Checks, CPR and choke-saving demonstrations, poison control information, baby-proofing advice and much, much more!

Free Admission Days
Wells Fargo has donated $5,000 to sponsor two FREE admission days this year. These events are planned for October and December.

 
Gift Store Discount of the Month
Gift Store Discount of the Month This month, visitors enjoy a 20% discount on Bubbles & Water Toys: bubble soap, water rockets, bubble wands, wind up diver, wind up submarine and water squirters.

 

 

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