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August 2017

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August 2

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

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NEW - Storytime is now on Fridays
12:00m and again at 2:00pm

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

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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August 5

Family STEM Saturdays

This Month: Make your own Windmill!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Make your own Windmill and watch it blow in the wind! 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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August 11

NEW - Storytime is now on Fridays
12:00m and again at 2:00pm

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

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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August 12

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Make your own Windmill!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Make your own Windmill and watch it blow in the wind! 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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August 16

Summer Play Date for Children with Special Needs
10:00 am–1:00 pm

Join us at Habitot Children's Museum for an afternoon of fun exclusively for children with special needs and their families . Siblings, extended family and therapists welcome! Come play with our hands-on exhibits, explore tactile projects in the Art Studio and enjoy learning, socialization and family bonding time in a safe, accessible and fun environment.

FREE with registration

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August 18

NEW - Storytime is now on Fridays
12:00m and again at 2:00pm

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

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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August 19

Lemonade Day
11am - 2pm

It's the last few weeks of summer, and what a perfect way to celebrate by enjoying a glass of lemonade with us in our snack room! Lemonade inspired playdough and activities will be happening in the art studio.

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Make your own Windmill!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Make your own Windmill and watch it blow in the wind! 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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August 25

Sticker Fun Friday
Museum Hours

Sticker Fun Friday is back!When you see a packet of stickers, don't you just want to use the entire pack to cover something?

Join us in the art studio as we cover 2-D and 3-D objects. Can you cover the entire surface? How about use the stickers to create a design? A pattern?

If you bring a pack of stickers to share with Habitot and receive a free adult admission pass for your next visit.

NEW - Storytime is now on Fridays
12:00m and again at 2:00pm

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

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
5:30pm - 9:30pm

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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August 26

FREE Admission Day: Island Party
Museum Hours

Habitot is celebrating the end of summer with a Summer Island Party-themed FREE admission day sponsored by the Union Pacific Foundation.

Visitors that come to the museum will be able to celebrate the closing of summer with island-themed art activities in the Art Studio, Hawaiian leis for dress up, live performances , and exhibits that promote learning through play, including a wind tunnel swirling with island flowers in the air!

Register to attend the free day on Eventbrite to receive expedited entry to the Island Party: Register

Car Seat Check, sponsored by StateFarm
10:00am - 12:00pm
841 Folger Ave, Berkeley Police Department

Trained technicians will install and/or inspect your car seat. Offered with support from retired police officer Bob Rollins, and the City of Alameda Police Department.

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Make your own Windmill!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Make your own Windmill and watch it blow in the wind! 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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Coming in September!

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

  • 9/1: Celebrate your alma mater on College Colors Day
  • 9/8: Popcorn Party
  • 9/9: Grandparents Day FREE admission for grandparents
  • 9/14: Live Creatively
  • 9/24: Foster Family Fun Day
  • 9/25: "Preschool Teachers Make A Difference" Awards Ceremony

More to come...

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