Habitot Children's Museum

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Habitot is CLOSED
Memorial Day, May 28th.

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Habitot Children's Museum

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

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Mother's Day Auction 2012

Mother's Day Auction 2012Log onto to our eBay site TODAY to bid on fantastic gifts for mom! Now through May 10th, peruse our great selection of gift certificates, shopping trips, restaurants, spas, jewelry and more. Thank you to our local business and nonprofit community for their outstanding support! To bid on items, go to Habitot's Mother's Day Auction eBay site!

Local Motherhood Author Donates Book Proceeds to Habitot

Local Motherhood Author Donates Book Proceeds to Habitot Habitot fan, Gloria Ng, is editor and co-author of a compendium of musings on new motherhood, New Moms, New Families: Priceless Gifts of Wisdom and Practical Advice from Mama Experts for the Fourth Trimester and First Year Postpartum. Net proceeds will go to charity, including Habitot Children's Museum. Thank you, Gloria! The book is available on Amazon and Kindle, in time for arrival by Mother's Day and is perfect for yourself or for new moms as a baby shower gift. To order though Amazon, click here.

Firehouse Fundraiser Underway

Habitot Firehouse ExhibitWe've reached the 46% mark on the donations we need to restore and bring back our popular Firehouse exhibit! A fire engine, burning house, fire hydrants, costumes, props and ride upons make this exhibit a winner for young children. Of estimated cost of $3,000 for refurbishing, purchasing new costumes, transporting and installing, we've raised $1,380. Almost half the people who responded to our 2012 member and visitor survey said that they'd be "moved to donate to new exhibits or upgrades to the facility"—here's a great opportunity! Donate online.

Military Families Enjoy Free Admission, May 31-Sept 3

Blue Star Museum LogoHabitot has joined more than 1,500 Blue Star Museums across America in offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.

“This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community.

Note: Throughout the rest of the year, Habitot offers discounted admission ($5 per person) to active duty military personnel and their families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums throughout the country.

Preschool Teacher Awards

Preschool Teachers Make a DifferenceAn exemplary panel of judges will review this year's preschool teacher nominations for Habitot's "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards. They include Sean Casey, the Executive Director of First 5 Contra Costa, Linda Olivenbaum, Director of the CA Early Childhood Mentor Program and Sandra Giarde, Executive Director of the California Association of the Education of the Young Child (CAEYC). Thank you judges, for your time and thoughtfulness in selecting this years' winning teachers.

It's not too late to nominate a preschool teacher. The deadline is May 31 at 5:00 pm. For more information or to nominate online, click here.

Preschool Teacher Awards

Preschool Teachers Make a DifferenceFor the next few months, take advantage of our summer special: Friendship Memberships are good for 3 months, unlimited visits for up to 3 people and they include caregiver privileges. All memberships expire 3 months from the date of purchase, September 30th at the latest. Purchase memberships at the front desk or over the phone during open hours at 510-647-1111 x10.

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