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February 2017

March 2017

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February

February 1

Rainbow Family Night
5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Storytime Wednesdays
11:30am

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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February 3

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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February 4

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Hot vs Cold Playdough
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

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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A Week of Valentines
Wednesday, 8th - 14th

Art Activity: Yarn wrapped hearts and hearts collage.

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February 9

A Week of Valentines
through the 14th

Art Activity: Send a sponge-painted valentine

Positive Parenting Series with Children with Special Needs
Also on the 16th.

Free 2-part workshop on social emotional development and children's behavior. Presented for parents and service providers for children with special needs in partnership with Family Resource Navigators.

FREE with registration: positiveparent.eventbrite.com

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February 10

A Special Parents' Night Out for Valentine's Day

Date night for parents! Supervised museum play and exploration with cheese pizza dinner included, for your kid, 2-7 years old while you enjoy an evening out. 5:30pm - 9:30pm

$39 per child, $29 siblings.

Parent's Night Out events take place every 4th Friday, except in November and December when they are offered on the 3rd Friday.

Advanced registration required.

habitotreservations@lmi.net or call 510-647-1111 x 14

A Week of Valentines
through the 14th

Art Activity: Heart suncatchers

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February 11

A Week of Valentines
through the 14th

Art Activity: Decorate a heart hat

Smile Day with Dentists from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
10:00am - 12:00pm

Do you know how many teeth you have? Did you know there are sugar bugs in your mouth that love sweet snacks as much as you do? Come meet the oral health educators from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland to ask these and any other questions. You'll have fun learning about how to keep your child's smile healthy with oversized dental props and giveaways! We'll play with "toothpaste" gak and paint with toothbrushes in the art studio, too!

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February 12

A Week of Valentines
through the 14th

Art Activity: Soap bubble hearts till 1:30, then woven hearts till closing.

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February 13

A Week of Valentines
through the 14th

Art Activity: Handprint hearts and toddler valentines.

Valentine Play Date for Children with Special Needs
2:00pm - 5:00pm

FREE with registration at: valentinelove.eventbrite.com

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February 14

A Week of Valentines
through the 14th

Art Activity: Hearts wreath and fizzing heart art.

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February 15

Caregiver Cafe
10:00am - 11:00am

Caregivers are invited to meet and share experiences about the fun and challenges of caring for the children of others while gaining new skills in this monthly supportive group, facilitated in Spanish.

Supervised art and craft activities for children Coffee and pastries provided FREE admission to Habitot following the Café

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

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February 17

Spaghetti Fun sponsored by Active Family Magazine
9:30 - 12:30pm

What child doesn't love spaghetti? Back by popular demand, this morning we appreciate the silliest of pastas with colorful spaghetti sensory play in the art studio and a special storytime at 11am featuring two favorites: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola. Sponsored by Active Family Magazine.

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February 20

Presidents' Day Extended Hours!
9:30am - 4:30pm

School is out! We'll be open until 4:30pm today!

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February 24

Parents' Night Out

Date night for parents! Supervised museum play and exploration with cheese pizza dinner included, for your kid, 2-7 years old while you enjoy an evening out.

$39 per child, $29 siblings.

Parent's Night Out events take place every 4th Friday, except in November and December when they are offered on the 3rd Friday.

Advanced registration required.

habitotreservations@lmi.net or call 510-647-1111 x 14


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February 25

Black History Month Celebration

9:30am - 4:30pm

Join us for a live performance from Guy Gash and his Sharp 5 jazz band. Listen to recorded strains of 20th century jazz throughout the day while you create painted quilt art inspired by the book Tar Beach by artist Faith Ringgold, and silhouette art in honor of the work of artist Kara Walker.

At the Interactive Inventors table, children can also discover inspiring inventions made by African Americans, like the mailbox and ice cream scoop!

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February 26

National Tell a Fairytale Day

9:30am - 4:30pm

Take today to celebrate the magic that fairytales play in children's lives. Make your own fairytale accessories in the art studio and use your imagination to become a character in your very own story. We'll be sharing some of our favorite fairytales throughout the day. Don't forget to come dressed up!

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Coming in March!

Here's a sneak peek at March's special events...

  • 1st | Welcome "Wildflower Whirl" to the Wind Tunnel Exhibit
  • 11th | Pajama Day
  • 12th | Plant a Flower for Spring
  • 17th | Shamrock Day/Gold Hunt
  • 20th - 24th | Poison Prevention Week
  • 23rd | Play in a Pile of Plush Puppies
  • 31st | Sticker Fun Friday!
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