Special Events

Black History Month Celebration
FREE w/admission or membership
Saturday, February 1
9:30 - 4:30

Kick off Black History Month at Habitot!
Art Studio: African American artists! Paint a fabric square to add to Habitot's Community Quilt inspired by the artwork of Faith Ringgold. Create colorful, abstract art pieces focused on pattern, rhythm, and color in the style of Alma Thomas.
Museum: Live Jazz! Guy Gash and his Sharp 5 Jazz Band will perform live 11-1. Habitot’s community quilt will be on view as well as our Black History Month photo essay (up all month). Enjoy reading about Black American activists, leaders and heroes!

Hearts Week
FREE w/admission or membership
February 8-14
Art Studio: It’s Hearts Week at Habitot! Come create heart-themed art with your little one(s). Each day has a different heart-themed activity. Join us to make Puffy Paint Hearts, Wrapped Hearts, Macaroni Hearts, Fizzing and Erupting Hearts, Spin Art Hearts, and greeting cards with stickers, markers and stamps.
A FREE Adult Guest Pass to use on your next visit given to any family that donates a package of valentine-making art supplies to share. 
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February Puppet Show:
New Puppeteer!
Lady Rainbow and the Brothers Grimm

Saturday, February 15
9:30 - 10:00

FREE w/admission or membership
Lady Rainbow uses animal puppets, music, and interactive play to craft colorful spins on the classic fairy tales. Young audience members supply sound effects and rainbow ribbon magic!
RSVP to hold your spot!
Family Programs

Rainbow Family Night
February 5, 5:30 - 7:30
LGBTQ parents are invited to join a facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to our families. Kids will have a great time playing at Habitot.
FREE with registration
Contact 
(510) 647-1111 , ext. 16

Special Needs Playdate - Valentine Edition!
February 12, 2:00 - 5:00
Join Habitot for a free and exclusive afternoon of play for children with special needs and their families! Siblings, therapists, and extended family are all welcome.  In the Art Studio, make a valentine for someone you love.
Free with Registration
New Exhibit Coming Soon!


Save the Date!
After-hours Launch Party
Friday, February 21

(Details coming soon)
NEW Rocketship and Mission Control Exhibit Opens!
February 11
We are grateful to the Institute for Museum and Library Services for the grant to rebuild our most popular exhibit from the ground up. Over the last two years, input from dozens of community members, space scientists, museum professionals, and science educators ensured that the new exhibit would be embedded with cool STEM activities and parent-child "missions" to help everyone learn about space travel together. Gizmo Art Productions in San Francisco fabricated the new exhibit.
Weekly Events

Jamaroo Wednesdays
FREE w/admission or membership
10:30 - 11:00
Join teacher Leila, of Jamaroo Kids,  for song, movement, and early literacy.


Pizza Fridays

11:30 -12:30
Easy peasy pizza lunch gives you more time to play! The pizza comes in kid-size slices that are $1.50 each. Parents are welcome to fill up on kid-size slices too. 
 

STEM Saturdays
FREE w/admission or membership
2:30 - 4:30
(No STEM on Feb 1)
Construct animals out of "bones" and playdough. How do bones help shape your animal? Where should the eyes go? What should go inside the animal? A heart and veins? A stomach? How are human children the same as, or different from, young animals?
 


Recycled Art Sundays

FREE w/admission or membership
10:00 -2:00
Let your imagination go wild! The Recycled Materials Art Cart holds industry cast-offs, and both unusual and household items that would otherwise be destined for the dump.