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Press Release: March 24, 2016
Habitot Children's Museum
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Marketing Manager: Toni Mikulka - Direct: (510) 647-1111 x17 toni@habitot.org
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Habitot Celebrates 18th Anniversary

"Old Enough to Vote" Free Admission Day 4/16/16

(Berkeley, CA) March 24, 2016

On Saturday, April 16th from 9:30am-4:30pm Habitot Children’s Museum in downtown Berkeley is offering a Free Admission Day to celebrate its 18th Anniversary with an “Old Enough To Vote” theme. Families are encouraged to come dressed up at politicians, suffragists, or famous presidents. A voting box will be available for tots stamp their vote for cutest insect. In the week leading up, families can hit the polls on Habitot's Facebook page (facebook.com/habitot) to vote on their favorite color playdough, best juice flavor, and cutest insect. In the art studio, the museum will have an enormous three-foot sculptural birthday cake for kids to douse in paint, glue, sparkles and confetti. This free admission day is made possible by a generous sponsorship from ScholarShare College Saving Plan. RSVP to attend at OldEnoughToVote.eventbrite.com

Habitot’s 18th Anniversary, “Old Enough to Vote,” is timed with the launch of the nomination period for Habitot’s Bay Area Preschool Teacher Awards and “The Week of the Young Child,” a National Association for the Education of Young Children campaign.

About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot’s mission is to help parents and caregivers raise curious, creative and confident children with hands-on exhibits and programs to focus exclusively on early childhood, ages 0-5. Habitot aims to reach all children with play via free admission days and in dedicated programs for children experiencing special needs, teen parents, formerly incarcerated mothers, children experiencing homelessness and children in the foster care system.

Since opening almost eighteen years ago in 1998, Habitot has welcomed over 1,100,000 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, a drop-in Art Studio, role playing centers.

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." 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. Annually since 2010, Habitot has been designated a "Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations. Habitot participates in the Association of Children’s Museum’s program, “Museum’s For All,” which accepts EBT cards and ensures that all children may enjoy museums regardless of their income.

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