Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot will be OPEN extended hours on October 11th
9:30 am - 4:30 pm!

Fall Hours begin October 1!

October 1- March 31
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Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111


Habitot News

Nut-free Habitot
It turns out that many peanut-sensitive kids are also sensitive to tree nuts, so after consulting with pediatricians on our Advisory Board, we are extending our peanut-free policy to include all tree nuts read more

Jiji Letu Challenge Gift
Great news! We have received a challenge gift of $1,000 to help us build Jiji Letu - the interactive exhibit we've envisioned with our partners Jiji la Watoto to bring African arts and cultural alive for children and families. We are hoping to open the exhibit in 2011 and then take it on the road throughout the Bay Area. read more

Smiles and Tears at Preschool Teacher Awards Reception
We had a fantastic turnout for our 2nd "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" awards ceremony in late September. Almost 100 family members, colleagues and friends came to our evening reception to support their winning teacher in receiving his or her award read more

FREE Parenting Support Class Series
Come to the annex on three Wednesday evenings in October to meet with other toddler-parents to discuss the challenges, joys and questions of raising very young children. April Edinger Hamilton, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will facilitate. Wednesdays, October 13, 20 & 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. read more

Remember to signup for eScrip this month!
eScrip is an incredibly easy ways to support Habitot year-round. eScrip doesn't cost you a dime! Here's how it works. You register one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use with the eScrip program. read more

Chevron Volunteers Refurbish Museum
A dozen Chevron employees showed up at Habitot on September 15, our annual fall Spit 'n Polish Day. In forty person-hours, they washed all the chairs in the Art Studio and snack room, painted the Art Studio, face painting table, cubbies and benches, and cleaned the art studio tables. Thank you, Chevron!

Lotus Bloom Exhibit Installation
Habitot has received $5,000 from an anonymous East Bay family foundation to install two exhibits in Lotus Bloom's community meeting space. Lotus Bloom serves low income families and children in the San Antonio neighborhood in Oakland. read more

Performances & Events
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Indigenous Peoples' Day
Monday, October 11
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

FREE Admission Day
Celebrate the art, culture, and traditions of Native peoples from the Americas. Mixcoatl Anahuac will perform Aztec dancing and ceremonial blessing at 10:30 am. read more
A Gift from Ada graphic Ada's Book Give-away Day
Tuesday, October 12
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Every child receives a FREE book from Ada!
A Gift from Ada graphic Ada's Book Give-away Day
October 29 - 31
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Come in costume to our not-too-spooky celebration for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Play miniature golf in the garden graveyard, conduct experiments on slime in

Parent's Night Out

Every 4th Friday
Now Year-round!
Lower Price for Siblings!

Parents' Night Out!
Friday, October 22
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
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Pizza Fridays!
Fridays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our friends at Extreme Pizza (2352 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
Classes & Camps

leafFall Morning Classes Sept 27 - Dec 10, 2010

New teachers, new days, and new actvities for Fall 2010!

Drop-in to any class!

Monday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday

• $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
• Parent or caregiver participation required in all classes.

    MUSIC Mondays
    African Music, Drumming &Dance with Jiji la Watoto
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Parent & Me Música Class with Viva el Español
    Session 1: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Session 2: 10:45 am - 11:15 am

    ART Thursdays
    Tot Art with a Twist!
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    COOKING Fridays
    Breakfast Club Cooking Class
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

For more information, call Liz at 510-647-1111 x 17

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Gift Store Discount of the Month
Gift Store Discount of the Month

This month, visitors enjoy a 20% discount on rainy- season sales of all Kidorable rain gear: umbrellas, rain jackets, rain boots, matching backpacks. Buy larger sizes for next fall-winter and save now!



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