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Press Release: November 2014
Habitot Children's Museum
Media Contact: Toni Mikulka, (510) 647-1111 x17, toni@habitot.org
Public Information: www.habitot.org
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Kids to Play Doctor in New Exhibit at Habitot

(Berkeley, CA) December 2, 2014

Habitot Childrenís Museumís newest Medical Center and Veterinarian Clinic exhibit is now open for play through August 2015. Young children are invited to pretend to be doctors and healthcare professionals with this interactive play-based role playing exhibit, perfect for children aged 1-5. Tots may dress-up in doctorís scrubs to care for real-life sized newborn babies and animals. Adorned in lab coats and scrubs, children may examine real X-rays in the X-ray viewer, and become an EMT as they assist others in a giant ambulance. Visit Habitot during the museumís winter hours (Monday thru Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm, and Friday thru Sunday 9:30am to 4:30pm) to enjoy the creative power of imaginative play.

More information and directions on how to reach the museum may be found at this link: http://www.habitot.org/museum/visit_directions.html

About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum was founded in 1992 to meet the unique needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Habitotís 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 almost 17 years ago in 1998, Habitot has welcomed over 1,050,000 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 with unlimited supplies and resources.

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 2012, 2013 and 2014, 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 2012, 2013 and in 2014, 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