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Habitot will be CLOSED Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day
 
Trio Foundation Grants $10,000 for "Families Together!"

The Trio Foundation generously awarded Habitot a $10,000 grant in support of its Families Together program. Families Together serves hundreds of children and families in the child welfare system each year funding us to host quarterly Foster Family Fun Days (the next one is planned for September 30). These exclusive visit times give foster and adoptive parents an afternoon of playful, relaxing and fun with their children, and help parents on the path to reunification re-connect through art and play in the museum. These events are free to participants who are also eligible to apply for a free annual membership.

Your gifts are welcome to help support this program. DONATE to inclusion for foster families.

Berkeley Civic Arts Donates $10,000 to Habitot's Hands-On Art Program!


Habitot is proud to announce we've received a $10,000 grant from the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission in support of our Hands-On Art program. The grant covers about 10% of the art program budget. This marks the 18th year Arts Commission has funded Habitot - THANK YOU for the long-standing support! The Hands-On Art program introduces our youngest children to open-ended, creative, and authentic art making by young children 340 days a year. Funds also support local artists, dancers, and performers to enrich the cultural experiences of young children.

Inspired to spark the imaginations of young children? DONATE today to help children embrace their creativity!

Rainbow Family Night

Wednesday, September 5
5:30 - 7:30pm

FREE with registration
LGBTQ parents are invited to join our facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to our families, while their kids have a great time in the Museum with play worker supervision and pizza!
REGISTER
Offered in partnership with:
National Grandparent's Day

Saturday, September 8
9:30 am-4:30 pm

FREE admission for grandparents
We're welcoming all grandparents today for FREE - bring your grandchildren and grown children to enjoy Habitot's exhibits and art programs. One FREE Make-a-Plate for Grandparent Circle Members. All others, $20 donation per plate.

 
"Billy Goats Gruff" Puppet Show

Saturday, September 22
9:30am

FREE with admission (pay at the entrance to Habitot, Too, cash or credit card; last group admitted 9:45pm)
Bay Area Puppeteer, Toni Tone, presents a dramatic retelling of “Billy Goats Gruff” featuring a grumpy troll that is fooled by some clever animals needing to cross a bridge! We're christening our "new" vintage puppet theater donated by the Minner Family of Berkeley & Santa Rosa.
GET TICKETS in advance
Parents' Night Out

Friday, September 28, 5:30 - 9:30p
$42 child/$32 siblings

Enjoy a date night out! From 5:30 to 9:30pm, drop off your kids, 2-7 years old, for play and fun at Habitot while you enjoy an evening out! Cheese pizza for dinner included. Cost is $42; $32 for each additional sibling.
MORE INFO

Car Seat Inspection Event

Saturday, September 29
10:00am - 1:00 pm

(last car admitted 12:30pm)
At this free event, part of Habitot's annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign, trained car seat technicians will help you properly install your car seat. Drop-in or schedule an appointment time at 510-790-6770. All participants will receive a FREE Habitot Family Pass for museum admission. EVENT FLYER

Location address: 2000 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont Police parking lot at Stevenson Blvd. & Civic Center Dr. in Fremont

Habitot's 2018 Early Childhood Safety Campaign Sponsor:

This car seat inspection event offered in partnership with:
 
 
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Foster Family Fun Day!

Sunday, September 30
10am-1pm

FREE with registration
Join us for an afternoon of play and bonding with other foster, kinship and foster-adopt families! Explore our fun hands-on exhibits, create masterpieces in our art studio, and enjoy special time as a family and as a community. This event is for families with foster, kinship and/or foster adoptive children ages 0-5, siblings and biological parents are welcome to come, too!

Snacks, free return visit pass, and a book for each child included! Register


Jamaroo Dance Class
Every Wednesday
FREE with admission
Help children develop coordination, strength, balance, self esteem, flexibility, music appreciation, creative thinking and more! Come dance with us, lets have some fun! Instructor from Jamaroo Kids
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Pizza Fridays
Every Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm

Pizza deliveries from 11:30-12:30. Kid-sized slices $1 each.
STEM Saturdays
Every Saturday, 2:30-4:30pm

This month: MAKE NUMBERS FUN!

Expand fine motor skills and introduce your child to number recognition. Play with counting trays. Race through a number maze. Learn about patterns, similarities, and differences by sorting objects. Begin to explore geometry. Estimate the number of items in a jar - winner gets a free admission pass!
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Art-at-Home Activity
This month:
Super Strong Bubbles!
Make longer-lasting bubbles that are more resistant to popping.
MORE INFO
Back to School - Advocate for Classroom Play!
Guest Author:  Denisha Jones Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC who writes for Defending the Early Years
 
Researchers and kindergarten teachers have reported a decline in play and choice time as a result of an increase in teacher-led academic activity. Parents' voices are needed to defend your child's right to play. READ MORE
This Month's Store Discount - 20% off!
Bubble & Water Toys!
Bubble Soap, Water Rockets, Bubble Wands, Wind up Divers, Wind up submarines, and Water Squirters. - ALL 20% OFF.
Halloween House Workshops
Friday, October 19 9:30-10:30am
Sunday, October 21 3:00-4:00pm

$40 per house- includes admission for one child and one adult
Work together on building a Hansel & Gretel-style gingerbread house and decorating with Halloween candy and spooky shapes. Costumes welcome! FREE for Grandparent Circle Members. 

 
Register
"Blue Sky Dragon" Puppet Show
Saturday, October 13
9:30am

FREE with admission (pay at the entrance to Habitot, Too, cash or credit card; last group admitted 9:45pm)
Bay Area Puppeteer, Toni Tone, performs her original story, “Blue Sky Dragon,” featuring a dragon that is tempted to do wrong, but chooses to do the right thing and make friends instead of foes. See our new "vintage" puppet theater donated by the Minner Family of Berkeley and Santa Rosa.
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