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Press Release: January 2014
Habitot Children's Museum
Media Contact:
Lauren Levin, (510) 647-1111 x31
Laura Meneses pr.habitot@gmail.com
Public Information: (510) 647-1111
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Habitot Celebrates Black History Month

(Berkeley, CA) February 23, 2014

Celebrate Black History at Habitot Children’s Museum on Sunday, February 23 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Guy Gash and his Sharp 5 jazz band will perform from 2-4pm. Youth performers will join him on some sets. Listen to the strains of 20th century jazz throughout the day and create collage pictures in the style of Romare Bearden in the Art Studio. Families can add to Habitot’s community quilt, which will be on display at the end of the month. Children can also discover inspiring inventions made by African Americans, like the traffic light and ice cream scoop at the interactive Inventors Table. For more information about Habitot’s events and free admission days, please visit www.habitot.org. Regular admission rates apply ($10 – Child and $8 – Adult).

About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum was founded in 1992 to meet the unique needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Habitot’s mission is to help the broad community of parents and caregivers raise curious, creative and confident children with dedicated programs for children with special needs, teen parents, formerly incarcerated mothers, and homeless families. Hands-on exhibits and programs focus exclusively on early childhood, ages 0-5.

Since opening 15 years ago in 1998, Habitot has welcomed almost 1,000,000 visitors, filling a niche for new parents and caregivers who seek safe and enriching experiences for young children, with parenting support, a toy lending library, affordable music and art classes, immersive learning exhibits, and a drop-in Art Studio.

Habitot Children’s Museum has been recognized as the “best museum for families” by Bay Area Parent Magazine readers. In addition, Habitot’s founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored with a Bay Area “Jefferson Award”, and was the City of Berkeley’s “Early Childhood Champion of the Year.” In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Parents’ Press readers voted Habitot “Best of the East Bay,” and in 2013 Habitot received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. In 2010, 2011 and in 2012, Habitot was designated a “Top-Rated Non-profit” by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations. See all awards: www.habitot.org/museum/about_awards.html

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