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September 2017

October 2017

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September

September 1

College Colors Day
Regular Museum Hours

Join us in celebrating back to school by donning the colors of your favorite college on College Colors Day!

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.

* Last Storytime on Friday, Moving to Wednesdays
12:00pm and again at 2:00pm

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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September 2

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Kinetic Sand!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Kinetic sand is fun to play with but is also great for developing fine motor skills, creative thinking and pre-writing skills. It can also promote calm! 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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September 6

NEW - Storytime is back to Wednesdays!
Celebrate National Read a Book Day

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! Today is a particularly fun day where we celebrate the joy of reading.

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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September 8

Popcorn Party!
Regular Museum Hours

Pop! Pop! Pop! It's National Popcorn Day. How fun and silly popcorn can be, especially if we use it to make artwork in the Art Studio!

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 9

It's Grandparent's Day!
Regular Museum Hours
FREE Admission for Grandparents

FREE Admission for grandparents on this Saturday before Grandparent's Day! We love celebrating our grandparents here at Habitot. Design hand-drawn commemorative plates to keep for years to come, don't miss out on this valuable opportunity for grandparent-grandchild bonding! Grandparent Circle Members receive one FREE commemorative plate per year ($20 per plate all others). Request a plate at the front desk.

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Kinetic Sand!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Kinetic sand is fun to play with but is also great for developing fine motor skills, creative thinking and pre-writing skills. It can also promote calm! 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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September 13

NEW - Storytime is back to 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!

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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September 14

National Live Creative Day
Regular Museum Hours

To Live Creative allows for the exploration of imagination. Celebrate this day at Habitot by taking the time to invent, discover, create, build and let your creative juices flow. What can you come up with? Let us step into a boundless art day.

Sponsored by Berkeley Civic Arts Program

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September 15

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 16

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Kinetic Sand!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Kinetic sand is fun to play with but is also great for developing fine motor skills, creative thinking and pre-writing skills. It can also promote calm! 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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September 20

NEW - Storytime is back to 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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September 22

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.

TWO DATES ONLY 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 these two opportunities through Aurora Theatre. Just mention the code HABITOT10 when ordering online or by phone at 510.843.4822.

Luna Gale on Friday, September 22nd
The Royale on Friday, November 17th

Register for BOTH dates and save even more! You'll receive $15 off each theatre ticket with the code PARENTPACK15.

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September 23

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Kinetic Sand!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Kinetic sand is fun to play with but is also great for developing fine motor skills, creative thinking and pre-writing skills. It can also promote calm! 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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September 24

Foster Family Fun Day
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a free afternoon of play and bonding with other foster, kinship and adoptive families! Explore our fun hands-on exhibits, create masterpieces in our art studio, and enjoy special time as a family and as a community. This event is meant for families with foster, kinship and/or adoptive children ages 0-5, but everyone in the family is welcome to come play. Snacks, free return visit pass and a book for each child included!

Register here

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September 25

Preschool Teacher's "Make A Difference" 2017 Awards Ceremony
5:30 pm - 7:30pm

As part of Habitot Children's Museum's mission to increase learning through play to help develop curious, creative and confident young kids, the museum hosts and organizes the 9th Annual Bay Area Preschool Teacher Awards for the Early Childhood community. Preschool teachers nurture curiosity in young children, build their social and emotional skills, inspire their imaginations, and open the doors to lifelong learning. The importance of a quality preschool experience can not be underestimated.

This year, sixty-eight nominations were received for forty-three preschool teachers working in any of the nine Bay Area counties between May 1st to July 20th. All nominees receive a special prize certificate, and ten finalists receive a grand prize consisting of teaching supplies from Discount School Supply, Folkmanis puppets, class field trips to Habitot Children's Museum, parenting resources, media recognition, and a award for display at a public ceremony on September 25th, 2017.

To help welcome in the new school year, Habitot invites parents, teachers and advocates for early childhood education to join us in recognizing the enormous contributions of our preschool teachers and educators in the Bay Area.

Register here

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September 27

NEW - Storytime is back to 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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September
29

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 30

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Kinetic Sand!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Kinetic sand is fun to play with but is also great for developing fine motor skills, creative thinking and pre-writing skills. It can also promote calm! 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 October!

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

  • 10/7: Car Seat Check with Safe Kids
  • 10/7: National L.E.D. Day with Monster Lab
  • 10/9: Indigenous People's Day
  • 10/22: Diwali Celebration
  • 10/27-29: Not So Spooky Halloween at Habitot

More to come...

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