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May 2017

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May

May 1

Children's Book Week
Regular Hours

Book Week celebrates and inspires children's love of reading nationwide. All week at Habitot, every child can choose a free book to take home.

Thank you to Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project for the generous donations of children's books to give away.

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May 2

Children's Book Week
Regular Hours

Book Week celebrates and inspires children's love of reading nationwide. All week at Habitot, every child can choose a free book to take home.

Thank you to Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project for the generous donations of children's books to give away.

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May 3

Children's Book Week
Regular Hours

Book Week celebrates and inspires children's love of reading nationwide. All week at Habitot, every child can choose a free book to take home.

Thank you to Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project for the generous donations of children's books to give away.

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!

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

LGBTQ parents are invited to join our facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to our families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children's Museum.

Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

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May 4

Children's Book Week
Regular Hours

Book Week celebrates and inspires children's love of reading nationwide. All week at Habitot, every child can choose a free book to take home.

Thank you to Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project for the generous donations of children's books to give away.

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May 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.

Children's Book Week
Regular Hours

Book Week celebrates and inspires children's love of reading nationwide. All week at Habitot, every child can choose a free book to take home.

Thank you to Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project for the generous donations of children's books to give away.

Japanese Children's Day
Regular Hours

Join us for a celebration of children's happiness today on Japanese Children's Day!

Visitors can try out paper ‘samurai hats' or ‘kabuto’ and create Japanese carp kites - "koinobori” - from colorful tissue papers, strings and ribbons to fly in Habitot’s Wind Tunnel.

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May 6

Children's Book Week
Regular Hours

Book Week celebrates and inspires children's love of reading nationwide. All week at Habitot, every child can choose a free book to take home.

Thank you to Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project for the generous donations of children's books to give away.

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Designing and Building with Keva Planks
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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May 10

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.

Join Dania Lopez Beltan, Esq, Immigration Lawyer at East Bay Community Law Center, for a workshop on immigration rights and resources. Caregivers will learn about immigrants rights while Habitot staff occupy children with art and play.

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 

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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May 11

Mother's Day Cards
Regular Hours
Today we will be making Mother's Day cards in the art studio.

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May 12

Mother's Day Cards
Regular Hours
Today we will be making Mother's Day cards 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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May 13

Mother's Day Celebration
Regular Hours

Visit our pop-up baby nursery where mini make-believe mommies and daddies can express their nurturing nature caring for our beloved realistic baby dolls.

Together in the art studio, craft a colorful bouquet of "flowers" for a special gift.

Active* Fire Fighters Come for the day!
11:00am - 12:00pm

Come meet Berkeley Fire Department's firefighters and learn about fire safety from the experts! Firefighters will teach children how to Stop-Drop-Roll, Crawl Low N' Go, and learn to detect the sound a fire alarm. Firefighters will demonstrate how to put on all of their firefighting gear too!

*BPD Firefighters are active duty and could be called away for an emergency that would prohibit them from attending our event.

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Designing and Building with Keva Planks
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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May 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.

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May 15

Cookies & Milk Cafe
11:30 am-12:00 pm

Come together and make new friends over chocolate chip cookies and milk, or bring your own tasty treat, in the snack room from 11:30am-12:00pm. We'll be playing with cookie dough playdough in the art studio!

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May 17

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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May 19

National Pizza Party Day
11:00am - 1:00pm

We're turning up the heat on Pizza Friday to celebrate National Pizza Party Day! Upon admission between the hours of 9:30 am and 1:00pm, every child will receive a voucher for a free child-sized slice of cheese pizza. More pizza will be available to purchase for $1 per child-sized slice. Pizza will be delivered from our local Papa John's every 15 minutes as needed from 11:00am until 1:00pm.

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May 20

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Designing and Building with Keva Planks
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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May 24

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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May 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
5:30pm - 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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May 27

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Designing and Building with Keva Planks
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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May 31

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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Coming in June!

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

  • 6/1: 17th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign Begins
    This annual event is funded by State Farm Insurance
  • 6/17: Father's Day Arts & Crafts
  • 6/19-24: Rainbow Arts Week
  • 6/23: Parent's Night Out
  • TBD Sticker Fun Friday!
  • More to come...

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