Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot is CLOSED SUNDAYS
through September 30!

Habitot is CLOSED
Memorial Day, May 28th.


SPRING-SUMMER HOURS
April 1 - September 30
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Wed
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Fri
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9:30 - 12:30
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9:30 - 4:30
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Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111
www.habitot.org

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Mother's Day Auction 2012
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! read more

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. read more

Firehouse Fundraiser Underway
We'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. read more

Military Families Enjoy Free Admission, May 31-Sept 3
Habitot 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. read more

Preschool Teacher Awards
An 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). read more

Preschool Teacher Awards
For 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. read more

 
Performances & Events
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Japanese Children's Day Kodomo-no-Hi
Friday, May 4
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

In the Art Studio, create Koinobori, paper wind socks in the shape of carp that represent father, mother and children in preparation for tomorrow's celebration of Japanese Children's Day. read more

   

Cinco de Mayo decoration

Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 5
9:30 am - 4:30 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 13
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 the Reservations Desk at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more

   

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 25
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 the Reservations Desk at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more
   
cheese pizza

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Pizza Fridays!
Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25
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. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum. read more
   
Classes & Camps

    flower      Winter Morning Classes

New days, and new activities!

Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 am
No classes April 9 - 13

• $7 Drop-in ticket (purchase at front desk by 9:55 am)
• $50 8-class passes
• Class passes do not expire.

For children age 12 months and up. Parent or caregiver participation required in all classes.

    TUESDAYS: African Music and Movement
    WEDNESDAYS: Art with a Science Twist!
    THURSDAYS: Let's Do Lunch!
    FRIDAYS: Chelsea Morning Music

For more information, call 510-647-1111 x 16

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sun    Summer Day Camps: June - August 2011

MORNING AND AFTERNOON CAMPS FOR TOTS

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
• Back to the Farm
• Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
• Kid's Café
• Space Station

• Castles & Dragons
• Circus Parade
• Young Scientists
• Construction Zone


To register, call the Reservations Desk 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 all outer space gear: space shuttles, Mars Mud, space phones, galaxy grabbers, alien raincoat and outer space puzzles.

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