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Press Release: January, 2012
Habitot Children's Museum
Media Contact: Lauren Levin (510) 647-1111 x31
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Black History Month Celebration at Habitot Children's Museum

(Berkeley, CA) February 19, 2012

Celebrate Black History Month at Habitot on February 19, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:30pm. There will be a live jazz performance in the museum.  In the Art Studio, families can make collages in the style of Romare Bearden and add to our community quilt, which will hang in the museum during the month of February. Kids will learn from our special wall exhibit about famous African-Americans past and present and discover great inventions made by African-Americans, such as the ice cream scoop, at an interactive Inventors’ Table. Regular hours (9.30 am- 4.30 pm) and admission rates apply ($9 per person.) For more information please visit http://www.habitot.org

About Habitot

Since opening in 1998, Habitot Children’s Museum has been recognized as the “best museum for families” by Bay Area Parent Magazine readers and as a “five star destination” by the Lila Guide, along with numerous other accolades for its educational programs and community outreach. In 2010, Habitot was designated a “Top Non-profit” by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations.

In 2009, Habitot was named “Best of the Gay Bay.” In 2008, Habitot was named the Parent’s Pick Winner of Best Museum for Little Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area at Nickelodeon’s parentsconnect.com. In addition, Habitot’s founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored for her years of public service with a Bay Area “Jefferson Award”, as well as with a 2006 proclamation from the City of Berkeley as “Early Childhood Champion of the Year.” In December 2009, Habitot was awarded continuation of a First 5 grant from Alameda County for its targeted parent education programs that serve special needs families, LGBTQ families, teen parent families, caregivers and homeless families. 86% of these participants polled in 2009 felt that the services made a significant difference for their family.

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111