East Bay Locations


On the Road Since 2021

Following the pandemic closure and subsequent sale of Habitot’s former location in downtown Berkeley, we pivoted in mid-2021 to present our hands-on exhibits, art, and maker programs at full-day outdoor events in dozens of community locations throughout the East Bay. Thousands of new families, including many babies born during the pandemic, have been introduced to Habitot’s hands-on experiences.

The search for a permanent home continues, and Habitot will consider any East Bay location with strong civic and community support for our relocation. Please contact our Site Committee at info@habitot.org to identify properties or property owners willing to work with Habitot on a permanent location.

Temporary Indoor Museum Open in Emeryville

In 2023, motivated by the desire to provide continuous programming for young children and families, we sought vacant spaces for temporary indoor locations. The owners of Bay Street Emeryville stepped up and provided Habitot with a 2,800 square foot indoor tenant space.

“Little Town” Exhibit Open through Dec 31, 2024 More info HERE.

Following a year of presenting our Space Station experience, we refreshed the indoor space in June 2024 with our “Little Town” exhibit. Its hands-on play stations include a fire engine, a “burning” building, a grocery store, and a pizzeria. These invite kids to become firefighters, market cashiers, and pizza chefs. There’s also an expanded Infant Toddler area, a Rocket Launcher, an Art Studio, a Wiggle Wall climber, and a Maker Space! This exhibit will continue at least through December 31 2024. Hours and ticket information.

Additional temporary locations are being sought for our stored exhibits and play and learning programs until we find a permanent home. Unless our lease for the Emeryville space is extended in December, Habitot will no longer have an indoor museum available! Please contact our Site Committee at info@habitot.org to identify properties or property owners willing to offer space for temporary use.

Pop-Up Mobile Museum Events (ongoing)

Since 2021, Habitot has “popped up” in dozens of community locations in parks, at libraries, schools, and other venues for children and families — as far east as Livermore, south as Fremont, north as Pittsburg, and west as our historical home in Berkeley. Our goal is to reach a diversity of families all over Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

On the road, we offer our beloved Waterworks exhibit with its rivers and ponds, our ever-popular Rocket Launcher, our Imagination Playground with its giant blue blocks, our Paintable Art Wall, a Baby Ball Pit, a Ball Run, and a rotating variety of art and maker activities that engage 1-5 year olds (and older siblings) for hours of play.

Timed-entry tickets for each event are available on Eventbrite. Walk-ups are admitted on a space available basis.

For full descriptions of our pop-up museum event activities, click here: 2024 Locations & Dates.

Arts & Crafts Days

Habitot and the Public Market, Emeryville are thrilled to partner in presenting a series of indoor Arts & Crafts Days for young children and grownups at the Public Market in Emeryville. Arts and crafts activities feature seasonal themes and celebrations. The events are free to attend but pre-registration (which helps us plan for supplies) is booked quickly. Walk-ins are admitted on a space available basis. Check Eventbrite to register for upcoming Arts & Crafts Days. Grownups can enjoy morning coffee at Peet’s Coffee and the whole family can stay for lunch at one of the 20+ food kiosks in the Public Market food hall afterwards.

Thank You to our Mobile Museum Supporters!

For our 2023-24 Mobile Museum tour, funding is provided by Specified General Fund for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. The California Art Council is supporting cultural and performing artists at selected events.

The 2022-23 Mobile Museum tour was supported by Kaiser Permanente, the City of Berkeley, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Alameda Art Commission, and Chevron.

Mobile Museum Available for Corporate Events

Habitot offers Pop-Up events as Corporate Employee Events. For more information, check out our Corporate Employee Pop-Up Event Page!