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Habitot Children's Museum

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

This Month's 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. Circles of tissue paper make overlapping fish scales. When complete, use them to fly in our Wind Tunnel. Visitors also use tissue paper to create samari hats, or kabuto, to wear! Listen to stories about Japan's Children's Day in our Multicultural Reading Tent at 11 am and visit our grocery store transformed into a Japanese market.
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 and pipe cleaners. The Habitot Grocery Store will be transformed into a Mercado, or traditional Mexican market, where Mexican fabrics, tropical flowers and frutas y verduras can be "purchased." Listen to stories about Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo in our Multicultural Reading Tent at 11 am.
Free Car Seat Check 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 FarmInsurance . Preventing accidents and injury to young children under 5 begins with comprehensive car seat installation inspections by Berkeley Police Officers and other trained technicians. 90% of car seats inspected at Habitot events over the years have been found incorrectly installed and children are at risk.

• Parking is validated
• Family Guest Pass to Habitot
• Giveaways
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. Proceeds from the event will help support Project Joy’s collaboration with Habitot to provide preschool teacher training for those working with the Bay Area's most vulnerable children.
Pizza Fridays! Pizza Fridays - Bowzer's
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. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Parent's Night Out Parent's 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

Every 4th Friday
May - September

Butterfly Week Butterfly Week
May 25-29 • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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. During Butterfly Week, enjoy a different butterfly-inspired art activity every day. Listen to stories about butterflies and caterpillars on Friday at 11 am.

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.

 
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