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October 2017

November 2017

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October

October 1

Pizza Fridays!
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.

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October 4

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

Rainbow Family Night
5:30am - 7:30pm

This drop-in support group for gay and lesbian families meets in Habitot's classroom annex the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 pm–7:30 pm, except for January and July.

FREE Supervised childcare is available for 2-5 year olds in Habitot's main museum. Pizza dinner is provided for children. Adult participants share concerns about foster care placements and adoption, second-parent adoption, and issues of race and gender, among many other topics.

The facilitated groups also provide a forum for information about early childhood development and parenting issues.

Rainbow Family Night is presented in partnership with Our Family Coalition.

For more information, or to receive email updates about Rainbow Family Night, contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or parented@habitot.org

Register here

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October 6

Pizza Fridays!
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.

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October 7

Family STEM Saturday ALL DAY
L.E.D. Light Up Monster Lab
Regular Museum Hours

Halloween is just around the corner, so our monster lab is back! Learn about conductive and non-conductive playdough, make a frankstein-like monster, and light it up! Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

1 MORE Car Seat Check

Habitot’s annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign, now in its 17th year, seeks to address the high number of unintentional accidents among very young children—“the biggest threat to the life and health of children one to six years old”, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Join us at 1125 Jackson Street, Albany, CA at 10:00am - 12:00pm to get your car seat checked by Safe Kids Alameda

Trained technicians will install and/or inspect your car seat. Participants will receive a guest pass for Habitot admission.

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October 8

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October 9

Indigenous Peoples' Day
9:30 - 2:00pm!

We're open TWO EXTRA HOURS today as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day at the museum. Enjoy special art crafts in the art studio.

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October 10

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October 11

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

Caregiver Cafe
10:15 - 11:00 am

Spanish speaking caregivers are invited to meet and share experiences about the fun and challenges of caring for the children of others one morning a month in Habitot's classroom annex. During each session, facilitated in Spanish, children will be occupied with art and craft activities nearby led by Habitot staff. Coffee and pastries are provided.

The suggested donation is $10 per adult, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Attendees and their children receive FREE admission to Habitot following the Cafe where you can put new ideas into action.

To receive email updates about Caregiver Cafés, please contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or parented@habitot.org

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October 13

Pizza Fridays!
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.

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October 14

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: L.E.D. Light Up Monster Lab
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Halloween is just around the corner, so our monster lab is back! Learn about conductive and non-conductive playdough, make a frankstein-like monster, and light it up! Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

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October 17

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October 18

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

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October 20

Halloween House Workshop
9:30am - 10:30am

Work together on building a Hansel & Gretel-style gingerbread house and decorating with Halloween candy and spooky shapes. Costumes welcome! $35 per house - includes admission for one child and one adult FREE for Grandparent Circle Members.

For info Pre-registration required Registration Form reservations@habitot.org or call 510-647-1111 ×14.

Pizza Fridays!
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.

Parents' Night Out
5:30 pm–9:30 pm

Enrollments are just $42 per child(additional siblings $32 each) for supervised museum play and exploration with cheese pizza dinner included, for your kid, 2-7 years old while you enjoy an evening out.

NEXT PARENTS' NIGHT OUT IN NOVEMBER

Optional Parent's Night Out with Aurora Theatre Show: Play's the Thing

Parents! Enjoy an evening of live theatre at Aurora Theatre Company while your children ages 2-7 enjoy an evening of play at Habitot just two blocks away! Special discounted pricing for this Parent Night Out event when combined with the Aurora Theatre Ticket! ($39/$29 sibling)

Parent Night Out booking for this opportunity through Aurora Theatre. Just mention the code HABITOT10 when ordering online or by phone at 510.843.4822.

The Royale on Friday, November 17th

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October 21

Halloween House Workshop
9:30am - 10:30am

Work together on building a Hansel & Gretel-style gingerbread house and decorating with Halloween candy and spooky shapes. Costumes welcome! $35 per house - includes admission for one child and one adult FREE for Grandparent Circle Members.

For info Pre-registration required Registration Form reservations@habitot.org or call 510-647-1111 ×14.

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: L.E.D. Light Up Monster Lab
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Halloween is just around the corner, so our monster lab is back! Learn about conductive and non-conductive playdough, make a frankstein-like monster, and light it up! Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

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October 22

Diwali ("festival of lights")

Diwali ("festival of lights") is the biggest and the brightest festival in India, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali inspired art activities will be happening in the art studio, as well as a bollywood performance in the museum.

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October 24

Halloween Playdate for children with Special Needs
2:00pm - 5:00pm

FREE Quarterly Play Dates Habitot hosts FREE quarterly play dates open to all families with children with special needs , 0-5.The event is a special celebration that is fun for the whole family. These after-hours play dates are open to the public and great times for children and families to play with our hands-on exhibits, explore the Art Studio and enjoy family bonding time in a safe, accessible and fun environment.

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October 25

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

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October 26

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October 27

Pizza Fridays!
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.

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October
28

Not-Too-Spooky Halloween
Regular Museum Hours

Come to our not-too-spooky celebration for infants, toddlers and preschoolers! The Museum will be transformed into a Halloween playground, paint miniature pumpkins in the Art Studio, and fly paper ghosts in the Wind Tunnel. Visit the witches’ apothecary in the grocery store.

Come celebrate with us by coming in costume!

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: L.E.D. Light Up Monster Lab
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Halloween is just around the corner, so our monster lab is back! Learn about conductive and non-conductive playdough, make a frankstein-like monster, and light it up! Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

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October
29

Not-Too-Spooky Halloween
Regular Museum Hours

Come to our not-too-spooky celebration for infants, toddlers and preschoolers! The Museum will be transformed into a Halloween playground, paint miniature pumpkins in the Art Studio, and fly paper ghosts in the Wind Tunnel. Visit the witches’ apothecary in the grocery store.

Come celebrate with us by coming in costume!

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October 30

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October 31

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Coming in November!

Here's a sneak peek at some November special events...

  • 11/2: Let the Big Kids Play
  • 11/2: Dia de los Muertos
  • 11/9-19: Canned Food Drive
  • 11/14: Kids Cook Day

More to come...

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