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Press Release: Octobert 24, 2017
Habitot Children's Museum
Media Contact: Toni Mikulka, Marketing Manager
Direct: (510) 647-1111 x17; toni@habitot.org
Public Information: www.habitot.org
Images: attached

Habitot Children’s Museum Receives $25,000 Grant for

“Annie’s Little Farm” Exhibit

(Berkeley, CA) October 22, 2017

Habitot Children's Museum will be installing a new exhibit, “Annie’s Little Farm,” this winter, thanks to a generous $25,000 grant from General Mills Foundation on behalf of Annie’s Homegrown. The exhibit encourages children ages 0-5 to learn about farming, orcharding, animal care and the farm-to-table food cycle through hands-on play and problem-solving learning activities. The exhibit features a barn and chicken coop, an animal puppet theater, a horse corral and ride-upon, and apple tree for harvesting, mini John Deere tractors and a fishing pond.

Pride & Rainbow Arts Week

The Annie’s Little Farm exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, December 9th, from 9:30am-4:30pm. Thanks to General Mills’ support, one adult for every paying child will be admitted FREE. Tickets are $12 per person. Accelerated entry will be given to visitors registering on EventBrite through this link: HabitotFarm.eventbrite.com

Habitot’s Executive Director and Founder, Gina Moreland shares, “Californians are lucky to live in the most diverse agricultural state in the country and benefit from its rich bounty of high quality produce and food products, many of them specific to diverse cultures that we celebrate here. Young kids love learning about delicious and nutritious things to eat and the important work of farmers who bring them to us!”

A ‘sneak peek’ and celebration of “Annie’s Little Farm” will take place for current members and donors on Thursday evening, December 7th from 6-8pm. Make a donation now to attend the advance viewing and meet the creators and sustainers of the exhibit. RSVP required through EventBrite:HabitotFarmPreview.eventbrite.com

Habitot’s Early Childhood Safety Campaign aims to put an end to these dangers that directly impact young children.

To see images from Habitot’s previous farm-themed exhibit, please click here.

About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum was founded by parents and educators nineteen years ago to meet the unique needs and interests of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in a safe and appropriate community setting. Habitot’s mission is to help the broad community of parents and caregivers raise curious, creative, and confident children. Hands-on exhibits and programs focus exclusively on early childhood.

Since opening in 1998, Habitot has welcomed over 1,125,000, filling a niche for new parents and caregivers who seek safe and enriching experiences for young children, 0-5, as well as parenting support, connection and information for themselves. Habitot Children’s Museum has been recognized as the “Best Museum for Families” and “Best Indoor Play Space” by Bay Area Parent Magazine and Parents’ Press readers. Since 2010, year-after-year, Habitot has been designated a “Top-Rated Non-profit” by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations. 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. 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