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Press Release: September 23, 2015
Habitot Children's Museum
Media Contact:
Toni Mikulka
Office: (510) 647-1111 x17
Cell: (201) 937-1552 Images: available

Haunted Gingerbread Houses & Painted Pumpkin Puppets Not-So-Spooky Halloween

(Berkeley, CA) September 23, 2015

Habitot Children’s Museum is sharing a free admission day from 9:30am - 4:30pm on Saturday, October 31, 2015 for a Not So-Spooky Halloween celebration for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Children and their caretakers may play miniature golf in a garden graveyard, paint pumpkins, or fly paper ghosts in the Wind Tunnel. Other activities include a witches’ apothecary, tricks, treats, and prizes. Come in costume for this not so-spooky event! Admission is free, thanks to California’s 529 College Saving Program, Scholar Share.

Setting up the stage for the grand Halloween event are Hansel & Gretel-style gingerbread house decorating workshops on Friday, October 23, 12:00 to 1:00 pm and Saturday, October 24, 9:30 to 10:30 am. Families may decorate a gingerbread house with Halloween candy and spooky ghost shapes. Pre-registration is required; twelve slots are available per session. Call to reserve your spot with Sarah at: (510) 647-1111 ext.14.

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