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Extended HOURS for President's Day!

Monday, Feb. 20, 9:30am - 4:30pm


Annual Fundraising Appeal Success

Your donations raised $28,992 for low-income and at-risk children!
You're supporting dozens of homeless birthday parties, free Head Start field trips, free admissions and special programs for thousands of
vulnerable children and families at Habitot in 2017. 
Every gift was matched! Thank You!
Gifts Always Welcome for Habitot's Campaign for Joy - DONATE

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Rainbow Family Night


Caregiver Cafe

10:00am - 11:00am
Caregivers are invited to meet and share experiences about the fun and challenges of caring for the children of others while gaining new skills in this monthly supportive group.

More info.

A Week of Valentines

All week, toddlers will be able to create unique valentine cards with tissue, lace, ribbons and glitter for friends and family during the week leading up to Valentine's Day in the Art Studio.

Wed 2/8 - Yarn wrapped hearts and hearts collage.
Thu 2/9 - Send a sponge-painted valentine
Fri 2/10 - Heart sun-catchers

Sat 2/11 - Decorate a heart hat
Sun 2/12 - Soap bubble hearts till 1:30 then woven hearts till closing
Mon 2/13 - Handprint hearts and toddler valentines
Tues 2/14 - Hearts wreath and fizzing heart art

More info.

Positive Parenting Series:
Children with Special Needs

FREE 2-part workshop on social emotional development and children's behavior. Presented for parents and service providers for children with special needs in partnership with Family Resource Navigators.
FREE with registration:

A Special Parents' Night Out for Valentine's Day

Date night for parents! Supervised museum play and exploration. Advanced registration required: $39 per child, $29 siblings.

More info.

Smile Day
with Dentists from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

10:00am - 12:00pm
Come learn about how to keep your child's smile healthy. Kids will love the oversized dental props and giveaways. In the art studio, paint with toothbrushes, and play with minty, sparkly toothpaste gak!  More info.

Valentine Play Date
For Children with Special Needs


2:00pm - 5:00pm

FREE with registration at:


Spaghetti Fun
Sponsored by Active Family Magazine

9:30am - 12:00pm
Back by popular demand, appreciate the silliest of pastas this morning with colorful spaghetti sensory play and a pasta themed storytime at 11am.  More info.

Presidents' Day
Extended hours!

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Parents' Night Out


Date night for parents! Supervised museum play and exploration. Advanced registration required: $39 per child, $29 siblings.
More info.

Black History Month Celebration

9:30am - 4:30pm
Guy Gash and his Sharp 5 jazz band will perform live. Listen to 20th century jazz recordings while you create art inspired by the works of contemporary African American artists. Discover inventions made by African Americans at the interactive Inventors Table. More info.


National "Tell A Fairytale Day"

Come dressed up as your favorite fairytale character! Make your own crowns, wizard hats and wands in the art studio to become a character in your very own story. Hear some of your favorite fairytales throughout the day!
More info

Pizza Fridays
Every Friday

11:30am - 12:30pm

Our friends at the
local Papa John's will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

More info.

Folkmanis Puppet Storytime
Every Wednesday

11:30am - 12pm

Borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!  Join us for story time in the Reading Tent.

More info.

Family STEM Saturdays
Every Saturday

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

This month's activity: Hot vs Cold Playdough More info.

Coming in March!

Here's a sneak peak at some of next month's special events...

Wed, 1st | Welcome "Wildflower Whirl" to the Wind Tunnel Exhibit
Thurs, 2nd | National Read Across America Day
Sat, 11th | Pajama Day
Sun, 12th | Plant a Flower for Spring
Fri, 17th | Gold Hunt
Mon, 20th - Fri, 24th | Poison Prevention Week
Tue, 21st | Strawberry Cafe
Thurs, 23rd | Play in a Pile of Plush Puppies
Fri, 31st | Sticker Fun Friday!
TBA | Nowruz Celebration

12 Steps to Gentle Parenting

Here are 12 steps you can start any time of the year, not just on January 1st, that offer practical, effective guidance to help you on your journey to gentle parenting.

Read more.

Watercolor and Glue Resist Heart Painting

Safe, non-toxic watercolors are also sold in our Habitot Gift Shop, that you can use for this activity. Details and how to courtesy of Arty Crafty Kids Get Started >

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