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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
Bid on over 50 great gifts for mom or grandma just in time for Mother's Day! Gift certificates for restaurants, massages, spas, vintage clothing, wine and wine tastings, symphony and theater tickets, yoga classes, bakery, jewelry and more are included in this year's Mother's Day Auction! read more

Car Seat Inspection May 14 Kicks Off 11th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign
State Farm Insurance is once again sponsoring Habitot's annual "Early Childhood Safety Campaign" which will launch with a FREE car seat inspection event on Saturday, May 14, 10 am - 12 pm. The inspection will be held at the northwest parking lot of the DoubleTree Hotel (click for directions) in the Berkeley Marina and presented simultaneously with the "Walk like MADD" walk-a-thon (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) event at nearby Cesar Chavez Park. The inspections are offered on a first come, first serve basis and the last car will be taken at 12 noon. read more

Judges Announced for "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards
Just four weeks until the May 31st deadline to nominate an exemplary preschool teacher for recognition and awards in Habitot's 3rd annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" awards!

Complete Online Preschool Teacher Nomination Form Here! OR
Download the Preschool Teacher Nomination Form Here! read more

See Habitot on ABC's 7Live Show on May 3
Habitot staff and friends will join ABC's 7Live’s “Voice Box” studio audience on Tuesday, May 3. The show airs at 3:00 on channel 7. If you have not seen 7Live, it is a live entertainment/news/talk show -- very interactive with the Voice Box studio audience on set, with online input from viewers on Facebook and Twitter. read more

Habitot's Executive Director to Speak at Summit on Children & Youth
Gina Moreland, Habitot's ED, will join colleagues Ed Miller of the Alliance for Childhood, Julie Nicholson and Priya Shimpi, professors in education at Mills College, and Toody Maher, champion of the Elm Playlot in Richmond's Iron Triangle, for a panel discussion on "Restoring Children's Play in the East Bay: Local Models for a National Movement" read more

Performances & Events
carp kites

Japanese Children's Day Kodomo-no-Hi
Wednesday, 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, usually celebrated May 5. Circles of tissue paper make overlapping fish scales. read more


Cinco de Mayo decoration

Cinco de Mayo
Thursday, May 5
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

In the Art Studio, decorate clay pottery with colorful paints and add it to our Tree of Life sculpture and create traditional Mexican paper flowers with multicolored tissue paper and pipe cleaners. read more
Mother's Day

Mother's Day Parents' Night Out
Sunday, May 8
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


boy in car seat

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Early Childhood
Safety Campaign Sponsor

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Free Car Seat Inspection Event

Early Childhood Safety Event

Saturday, May 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop-in • First-come, First-served
North parking lot of the Marina Doubletree Hotel
200 Marina Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94710

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

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

This event will be presented simultaneously Walk like MADD logowith the "Walk like MADD" walk-a-thon (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) event at nearby Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina.

A Gift from Ada graphic Ada's Book Give-away Day
Tuesday, May 17
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Every child receives a FREE book from Ada!

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, May 27
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, May 6, 13, 20 & 27
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

    DRUMMING Saturdays
    Drumming and Dance with QB!
    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 Wind Toys: kites, streamers, airplanes and pinwheels.



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