We’ve been bringing a little bit of the Habitot Art Studio to our community with At-Home Kits that include art and STEM activities. A huge thanks to our partners for helping us reach our community!

Our Partners




During non-pandemic times, our partners come to Habitot.

After Hours Programs

Habitot’s after hours programs, “Parents and Children Together,” was created to ensure the Museum truly serves the needs of the diverse community of Bay Area families raising young children. Helping all parents assume their role as their child’s first teacher can have a significant positive impact on their children’s school readiness.

Agency Partnerships

Formal partnerships with fourteen social service agencies and nonprofits help Habitot reach the most vulnerable young children and families. Free, exclusive visit times on weekday afternoons, when the Museum is otherwise closed to the public, have benefited over 8,000 at-risk parents and children over the last seven years.

The family engagement sessions are currently organized for teen parents, special needs children and their families, homeless families and recently released prisoners and their families. Sessions are supported, in part by generous grants from the Sam Mazza Foundation and the Lowell Berry Foundation

Teen Parents

Currently partnering agencies include CalSafe – Hayward/Fruitvale and the Vera Casey Collaborative in Berkeley which bring pregnant and parenting teens to Habitot for play and bonding time with their children. Parenting support, as well as distributions of books, clothing and art supplies, help teens become more successful.

Homeless Families

Currently partnering homeless shelters include the Berkeley Food and Housing Project, the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center, and the “Winter Nights” program of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County. Families enjoy exclusive time at Habitot to reconnect and play with their children.

Children with Special Needs

Habitot partners with many agencies serving children with special needs and their families to give these children time and space to acclimate to the Museum, and receive adaptive support in using the exhibits. Habitot hosts quarterly playdates – including special holiday celebrations for Halloween, Valentine’s Day and in December for families with children with special needs. The playdates are FREE with registration. For the next event, click here

Formerly Incarcerated

Habitot is partnering with Centerforce, a California-based incarcerated support nonprofit, on a family reintegration project for recently released mothers and their children.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sam Mazza Lowell Berry Foundation Logo Trio Foundation