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Events Calendar Notes View our Front Desk Calendar for the month.


Fall Play Day

Fall Play Date
for Children with
Special Needs

Saturday, Sept. 23
2:00 am–6:00 pm

see more details

September

September 1

CLOSED on Labor Day
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September 2
September 3

Mamas & Papas (LGBTQ Families) with Our Family Coalition
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Join our free, drop-in support group for gay and lesbian families and their 0-5 year old children, presented in partnership with Our Family. While parents engage in lively and supportive conversations facilitated by Habitot and Our Family staff in our classroom annex (Habitot, Too), children play (with supervision) in the Museum.
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September 4
September 5

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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September 6

Grandparents’ Day
9:30 am–4:30 pm
Free admission for one grandparent for every paid child. Make-a-Plate activity for grandparents and grandchildren to commemorate your time together. $20 per plate. (Free for Grandparent Circle members). Not yet a member? Check out our Grandparent Circle page for more information!

FREE Car Seat Inspection
Early Childhood Safety Campaign

10:00 am–12:00 pm
State Farm Insurance is once again sponsoring Habitot's annual "Early Childhood Safety Campaign" which will launch with a FREE car seat inspection event on Saturday,
September 6, 10 am - 12 pm.
The inspection will be held at City Hall parking lot 1555 Oak St., in Alameda. The inspections are offered on a first come, first serve basis and the last car will be taken at 12 noon. Click Here For More Information.
State Farm Insurance EarlyChildhood Safety Campaign Sponsor
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September 8
September 9
September 10

What Great Parents Do
FREE Parenting Workshops with registration
7:20 pm–9:00 pm
All parents want to raise happy, secure and loving kids. The good news is that there are proven parenting methods that will help you succeed. Local psychologist, mom, and parentcoach, Dr. Erica Reischer, will lead this free, interactive workshop.

Topics that will be touched on include:

  • The ABCs of positive parenting: Acceptance, Boundaries, Consistency
  • 10 things great parents do
  • How to redirect challenging behavior
  • Why poorly worded praise can undermine kids’ motivation and achievement and what to do instead
  • How to help your kids manage stress, disappointment and other intense emotions
  • The importance of cultivating gratitude and other happiness habits in your family
For more information »
To register: Eventbrite
Questions: Rachel at parented@habitot.org
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September 11
September 12

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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September 13
September 14 

Foster Family Fun Day
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Habitot opens its doors for a special exclusive and FREE event just for foster, kinship and adoptive families. Children of all ages (including siblings) are welcome. Meet other foster/adoptive families and enjoy time together while playing with our fun hands-on exhibits and creative art activities in our Art Studio. Please bring a change of clothing so your child can enjoy art and water play. Free snacks and a take-home book for each child provided.
For more information »
To register: Eventbrite
Questions: Rachel at parented@habitot.org
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September 15

Caregiver Café
10:30 am–11:15 am
Share some coffee and pastries, connect with other caregiving professionals and talk about the fun and challenges you face in raising others' children. Habitot staff will occupy your charges at nearby tables with art activities and puzzles while you take part in a facilitated group discussion. We hope to bring in outside experts to share their expertise on topics of interest. Free museum admission for all attendees following Caregiver Cafe let's you put new ideas into action.
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September 16

Fall 2014 Children’s Classes Begin
11:30 am–12:30 pm
Fall Children’s Classes Classes, on weekdays, in our classroom annex. Drop-in fee is $8 per child and 6 class pass booklets are available for $45. Details Coming Soon!
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September 17
September 18
September 19

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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September 20

Habitot’s “Imagination Playground” at Pogo Park
FREE
11:00 am–2:00 pm
Habitot will spearhead a series of play events for children and families at Pogo Park in Richmond's Iron Triangle. Grassroots community leaders have nearly completed a 7-year renovation of the park and the neighborhood, giving this community a much needed safe, outdoor play environment. Habitot will kick off the series by bringing our Imagination Playground blocks at Pogo Pak, 720 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801, on Saturday, September 20.
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September 21
September 22
September 23

Fall Play Date for Children with Special Needs
2:00 pm–6:00 pm
We're opening our doors for an afternoon of fun exclusively for children with special needs and their families. Come play with our hands-on exhibits, explore the Art Studio and enjoy family bonding time in a safe, accessible and fun environment.
Register here.
Learn more about our Special Times program here.
Questions: Rachel at parented@habitot.org
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September 24
September 25
September 26

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
Drop off your kids, 2-7 yrs, for play and fun while parents enjoy a movie or dinner out. $39 per child, $29 for siblings. Pizza for dinner included. Space limited. To reserve habitotreservations@lmi.net or call our Reservations Desk at 510-647-1111 x14.
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September 27
September 28
September 29

Award Reception for Preschool Teacher Winners
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Ten preschool teachers, the winners in this year's "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards, will be honored at a wine and cheese reception hosted by Habitot. The reception is open to the public, and anyone with a connection to the winning teachers or preschools is invited and encouraged to attend. Register on Eventbrite. For more info 510-647-1111 x 31
Note: museum exhibits will not be open for this event.
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October

October 1

Mamas & Papas (LGBTQ Families) with Our Family Coalition
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Join our free, drop-in support group for gay and lesbian families and their 0-5 year old children, presented in partnership with Our Family. While parents engage in lively and supportive conversations facilitated by Habitot and Our Family staff in our classroom annex (Habitot, Too), children play (with supervision) in the Museum.
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October 2
October 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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October 4
October 5
October 6
October 7
October 8
October 9
October 10

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 11
October 12
October 13

EXTENDED HOURS on Columbus Day: 9:30 am–4:30 pm
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October 14
October 15
October 16
October 17

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 18
October 19
October 20

Caregiver Café
10:30 am–11:15 am
Share some coffee and pastries, connect with other caregiving professionals and talk about the fun and challenges you face in raising others' children. Habitot staff will occupy your charges at nearby tables with art activities and puzzles while you take part in a facilitated group discussion. We hope to bring in outside experts to share their expertise on topics of interest. Free museum admission for all attendees following Caregiver Cafe let's you put new ideas into action.
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October 21
October 22
October 23
October 24

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
Drop off your kids, 2-7 yrs, for play and fun while parents enjoy a movie or dinner out. $39 per child, $29 for siblings. Pizza for dinner included. Space limited. To reserve habitotreservations@lmi.net or call our Reservations Desk at 510-647-1111 x14.
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October 25
October 26
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 30
October 31

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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