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Press Release: April 20, 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 Offers Free Admission May 7th

Japanese Children's Day (Kodomo-no-hi)

(Berkeley, CA) April 20, 2016

Habitot Children’s Museum invites families with children aged 0-7 to bring art projects to life at Habitot's Japanese Children’s Day (Kodomo-no-hi), May 7th from 9:30am-4:30pm. Visitors can try out ‘samurai hats' or ‘kabuto’, and create Japanese carp kites - koinobori” - from colorful tissue papers, strings and ribbons to fly in Habitot’s Wind Tunnel. Venture over to the multi-cultural reading tent featuring Japanese children’s stories. Then at 3pm taste mochi rice cakes in the snack room. Register in advance for fast entry and a free sticker on EventBrite: japanesechildrensday.eventbrite.com For more information about Habitot's exhibits, events, and free days, please visit habitot.org.

This Free Admission Day to Celebrate Japanese Children’s Day (Kodomo-no-hi), is made possible in part by a generous sponsorship from Lucky Supermarkets.

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