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Habitot's Awards

East Bay's Best Children's Museum

2015

Habitot is Top-Rated Great Non-Profit 2015
For the sixth year in a row! Reviews will appear on our GreatNonprofits profile, as well as on our GuideStar profile, on Charity Navigator and on GlobalGiving. Read Reviews

2014

Habitot is Top-Rated Great Non-Profit 2014
For the fifth year in a row! Reviews will appear on our GreatNonprofits profile, as well as on our GuideStar profile, on Charity Navigator and on GlobalGiving. Read Reviews

2013

Habitot Received GuideStar Exchange’s Silver participation level 2013
GuideStar Exchange’s Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability by GuideStar
USA, Inc. Read Reviews

Parents' Press Best of the East Bay 2013
Parents' Press Magazine readers voted Habitot the
"Best Indoor Play Place" once again.

Habitot is Top-Rated Great Non-Profit 2013
For the fourth year in a row! Reviews will appear on our GreatNonprofits profile, as well as on our GuideStar profile, on Charity Navigator and on GlobalGiving. Read Reviews

Parents' Press Best of the East Bay 2013
Parents' Press Magazine readers voted Habitot the
"Best Indoor Play Place" once again.

2012

Habitot is Top-Rated Great Non-Profit 2012
For the third year in a row! Reviews will appear on our GreatNonprofits profile, as well as on our GuideStar profile, on Charity Navigator and on GlobalGiving. Read Reviews

Parents' Press Best of the East Bay 2012
Parents' Press Magazine readers voted Habitot the "Best Indoor Play Place" once again.

2011

Habitot is Top-Rated Great Non-Profit 2011
Reviews will appear on our GreatNonprofits profile, as well as on our GuideStar profile, on Charity Navigator and on GlobalGiving. Read Reviews

Parents' Press Best of the East Bay 2011
Parents' Press Magazine voted Habitot the "Best Indoor Play Place", a distinction it has won several times before.

2010

Habitot is Top-Rated Non-Profit 2010
Over 50,000 people wrote reviews about 281 non-profits working on educational programs and Habitot's reviews were Top-Rated. Read Reviews

2009

"Best Museum" Nomination
We've been nominated again - this year in the Bay Area's "Best Museum" category where we're up against all the big museums in a 'David and Goliath' contest. Habitot is ranked #2 in this category!

Bay Area's "Best Art Class" Nomination
We've also been nominated for the Bay Area's "Best Art Class"! Currently Habitot is ranked #2 in this category!

"Best of the Gay Bay"
Our Family Coalition's recommendation of places "for families, by families."

"Best Museum" - Nominee
Nickelodeon's parentsconnect.com

2008

"Best Museum for Little Kids" - Winner
Nickelodeon's parentsconnect.com

On July, 2008, thanks to thousands of Bay Area fans, Habitot was selected as the BEST MUSEUM for Little Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area in Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Contest. ParentsConnect, the online resource for parenting advice and community, nominated family-oriented places and resources in 52 major U.S. cities and users - real parents - were invited to vote for nominees online from May 19 to June 30, 2008. The winning venues' information will remain featured on the site for a year.

2007

Best Arts and Craft Center
Gold Medal Winner - Bay Area Parent Reader's Choice Award

2006

Jefferson Award
Presented to Gina Moreland, Founder & Executive Director
San Francisco Chronicle, CBS5 TV, KCBS 740AM Radio
More info on www.sfgate.com.

Habitot received Bay-Area wide media recognition from CBS Channel 5 and Kate Kelly's feature segment. The segment highlighted Gina Moreland, Habitot's Founder and Executive Director who received a Jefferson Award for her fourteen years of service in creating this space for early childhood learning, parenting connection and support, and community building. http://cbs5.com/jeffersonawards

Museums for America Award
Institute for Museum & Library Services

Best Museum for Families
Gold Medal WinnerBay Area Parent Reader’s Choice Award

Best Arts and Craft Center
Gold Medal WinnerBay Area Parent Reader’s Choice Award

Early Childhood Champion of the Year
Awarded to Gina Moreland, Founder & Executive Director
City of Berkeley Proclamation

On March 21, 2006 Gina Moreland, Founder and Executive Director of Habitot Children's Museum has been Proclaimed "Early Childhood Champion of the Year" by Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and the Berkeley City Council. She received the Proclamation at the City Council meeting on March 21, 2006. Ms. Moreland was honored at a reception hosted by Berkeley's Early Childhood Commission on April 6.

Gina Moreland was cited for her fourteen years of service in establishing Habitot as the East Bay's Hands-on Discovery Museum, which annually welcomes over 80,000 Bay Area visitors to its downtown Berkeley location. The Museum's exhibits and programs provide early childhood experiences that have an enduring effect on a child's future learning ability in school and throughout life. Museum experiences also help parents and caregivers become informed about their child's development and actively engaged in their child's learning.

Five Stars
Lila Guide – Baby Friendly SF Bay Area 2006

Website Receives Excellence in Promotion Award
Downtown Berkeley Association for best promotional website

Habitot received an "Award of Excellence in Promotion" from the Downtown Berkeley Association for the great job our website has done. We have increased the unique visitors to our website by 45,200 during the last year and this has increased the number of visitors to our museum.
Website Designed by Short Bird Studios

2005

Five Stars
Lila Guide – Baby Friendly SF Bay Area 2005

2004

Museums for America Award for Art Reach Program
Institute for Museum & Library Services

Five Stars
Lila Guide – Baby Friendly SF Bay Area 2004

Institute for Museum & Library Services
Museums for America Award for "Art Reach Program"
Read more about IMLS National Award.

2003

Best Museum for Families
Gold Medal Winner - Bay Area Parent Reader’s Choice Award

Museum Assessment Program Award
Institute for Museum & Library Services

2002

Best Museum
Gold Medal Winner - Bay Area Parent Reader’s Choice Award

Best Place to Take Kids
Golden Stroller Award Neighborhood Parents Network

2001

Best Museum
Silver Medal Winner - Bay Area Parent Reader’s Choice Award

Business Recognition
Habitot, Too Expansion - Downtown Berkeley Association

2000

Excellence in Partnership
Downtown Berkeley Association


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