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January 2017

February 2017

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January

January 1

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January 2

Confetti Arts Week
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Celebrate the New Year all week with us! Scoop up confetti and toss it in the air to watch it swirl in the wind tunnel. Make glorious confetti collages and more in the art studio.

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January 3

Confetti Arts Week
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Celebrate the New Year all week with us! Scoop up confetti and toss it in the air to watch it swirl in the wind tunnel. Make glorious confetti collages and more in the art studio.


Storytime Tuesdays
11:30am

Join us for storytime every Tuesday 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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January 4

Spaghetti Day
9:30 am–12:30 pm

What child doesn’t love spaghetti!? Today on National Spaghetti Day, we appreciate the silliest of pastas with colorful spaghetti sensory play in the art studio and a special story time at 11:00am featuring two favorites: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola.


Confetti Arts Week
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Celebrate the New Year all week with us! Scoop up confetti and toss it in the air to watch it swirl in the wind tunnel. Make glorious confetti collages and more in the art studio.

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January 5

Confetti Arts Week
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Celebrate the New Year all week with us! Scoop up confetti and toss it in the air to watch it swirl in the wind tunnel. Make glorious confetti collages and more in the art studio.

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January 6

Confetti Arts Week
9:30 am–4:30 pm

Celebrate the New Year all week with us! Scoop up confetti and toss it in the air to watch it swirl in the wind tunnel. Make glorious confetti collages and more 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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January 7

Confetti Arts Week
9:30 am–4:30 pm

Celebrate the New Year all week with us! Scoop up confetti and toss it in the air to watch it swirl in the wind tunnel. Make glorious confetti collages and more in the art studio.


Family Maker Saturdays
This Month: Gak Factory
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Encourage the do-it-yourself mindset and come build, invent, design and create something! Projects are designed for 4-7 year olds, younger children with adult assistance. Supports STEM learning.

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January 10

Storytime Tuesdays
11:30am

Join us for storytime every Tuesday 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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January 13

Sticker Fun Friday
9:30 am–4:30 pm

Stickers, stickers, and more stickers! They’re fun to look at, inspire self-expression, improve motor skills, and best of all, you can stick them just about anywhere. Today in the art studio, tots can curate their very own collection of stickers and choose from a variety of objects to cover.

Bring in a pack of stickers to share and receive a FREE adult admission pass to use on your next visit, limit one pass per group.

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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January 14

Family Maker Saturdays
This Month: Gak Factory
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Encourage the do-it-yourself mindset and come build, invent, design and create something! Projects are designed for 4-7 year olds, younger children with adult assistance. Supports STEM learning.

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January 15

Wear-A-Hat Day
9:30 am–4:30 pm

Make a grand entrance at Habitot today in your most favorite or silliest hat for $1 off admission, kids and adults too. Take part in silly hat parades throughout the day and put those wonderful hats on display!

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January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Open until 4:30pm

Extended hours and special activities to honor Dr. King’s work on behalf of peace and equality.

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January 17

Storytime Tuesdays
11:30am

Join us for storytime every Tuesday 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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January 18

Winter Parenting Class: Positive Discipline for Toddlers
FREE with registration

6:30-8:00pm

Come to our winter parenting workshop, "Positive Discipline for Toddlers," with Marcilie Smith Boyle. In this adults-only, no-cost workshop based on the concepts of Positive Discipline, we will talk about the long-term results of rewards and punishments, as well as learn and practice some amazingly effective and practical techniques for kids 10 months to 3 years old. Register

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January 20

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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January 21

Family Maker Saturdays
This Month: Gak Factory
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Encourage the do-it-yourself mindset and come build, invent, design and create something! Projects are designed for 4-7 year olds, younger children with adult assistance. Supports STEM learning.

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January 24

Storytime Tuesdays
11:30am

Join us for storytime every Tuesday 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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January 27

Parents' Night Out
5:30 pm–9:30 pm

Date night for parents! Supervised museum play and exploration ~ with cheese pizza dinner Included ~ for your kids, 2-7 years old while you enjoy an evening out. $39 per child, $29 siblings. Parents' Night Out events take place every 4th Friday, except in November and December when they are offered on the 3rd Friday. Advance registration required.

To register: email habitotreservations@lmi.net or
call 510-647-1111 ×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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January 28

A Kazoo for You and You!
9:30 am–4:30 pm

Every child that comes to the museum today will get a free kazoo to celebrate National Kazoo Day!


Family Maker Saturdays
This Month: Gak Factory
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Encourage the do-it-yourself mindset and come build, invent, design and create something! Projects are designed for 4-7 year olds, younger children with adult assistance. Supports STEM learning.

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January 29

Lunar New Year Celebration
9:30 am–4:30 pm

Lunar New Year is a time of family reunion, food, music and dance. Children can practice black ink calligraphy and also create their own paper lanterns for the Year of the Rooster in the Art Studio.


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January 30

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Kids can delight in the fantastic fun of bubble wrap today - create, pop, stomp, squish - what more can we say!?


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January 31

Storytime Tuesdays
11:30am

Join us for storytime every Tuesday 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 February!

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

  • Feb 2 - 14 ~ A Week of Valentines
  • Feb 10 ~ A special Parents' Night Out for Valentine's Day
  • Feb 17 ~ National Caregivers Day
  • Feb 20 ~ Presidents' Day (Extended Hours to 4:30pm)
  • Feb 25 ~ Black History Month Celebration
  • Feb 26 ~ Tell a Fairytale Day
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