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Habitot CLOSED December 24-25
Happy Holidays!

 
Shop Sports Basement to Benefit Habitot & Get a Discount on Purchases!
SHOP THESE DAYS: December 9 - 12, 2018
5:00am - 11:59 pm

Are you are you a "Basementeer?" You can designate Habitot Children's Museum as your charity December 9-12 when shopping at any Sports Basement location and Habitot will receive 20% of profits. Meanwhile,  YOU will receive 20% off your whole purchase! Some exclusions apply. The more you spend, the more Habitot receives! To become a Basementeer, follow this link
https://shop.sportsbasement.com/products/basementeer-membership-1
Winter Break Camp - Only a Few Spots Left!
December 26, 27, 28 & 31
January 2, 3, & 4
9:00am-2:00pm

Winter themes like snow, rain, animal hibernation, winter sounds with art, science, cooking and dramatic play. For children 2.9 - 5.0 years
. Curbside drop-off/pickup. $75/day or $500 all 7 days.  MORE INFO     REGISTER
 
Train Month Begins December
FREE with admission
Starting December 4, Come see Habitot's Holiday Train Display in the corridor window on your way to Habitot's main entrance! Every Sunday in the Art Studio have fun with train inspired art activities:
December 2: Shape and Alphabet Train
December 9: Runaway Train Slide Painting
December 16: Make Paper Train Engineer Hats and "Punch Tickets"
December 23: Runaway Train Slide Painting
December 30: Train Track Printing
Holiday Shopping: Parents' Afternoon Out!
Thursday, December 6, 2:00-6:00pm
$42 child/ $32 siblings

Take advantage of our Parents' Afternoon Out to tackle your holiday shopping without kids in tow! Children, 2-7 years old, will enjoy an exclusive afternoon of play and special art activities. Snacks included. MORE INFO
Gingerbread House Workshops
$40 per house with admission for one child and one adult; $16 without admission
We provide the pre-fab house, extra special candies for decorating and a holiday elf to help.
Friday, December 7, 9:30-10:30am
Sunday, December 9, 3:00-4:00pm

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Parents' Night Out
$42 per child/ $32 per additional sibling
Friday, December 14
5:30pm - 9:30pm

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 diner included. Cost is $42; $32 for each additional sibling. MORE INFO
Giant Gingerbread House Party
From 1:00-4:30pm FREE ADMISSION, Thanks to Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union
Saturday, December 15, 9:30-4:30pm
After visitors spend the day decorating a giant gingerbread house, it will be delivered to children and families at the 100-year old  St. Vincent's  Day Home
Thanks to The Cooperative Center for building the house and for sponsoring free admission during the afternoon.
Foster Family Fun Day
FREE with admission
Wednesday, December 12
2:00 - 5:00pm


Join us for a free afternoon of play and bonding with other foster, kinship and adoptive families. Create sugar cube igloos in our Art Studio and join in a Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt! Activities and events aimed for children ages 0-5, but everyone in the family is welcome. Snacks, free return visit pass and a book for each child included. MORE INFO
FREE Puppet Show: "Animals Make New Year's Resolutions"
FREE with admission
Saturday, December 29
9:30 am

A funny show for toddlers and preschoolers about what animals are doing for New Year's. Some are "sleeping it off" (hibernating) and some are traveling south for the winter (migrating)! And what kinds of resolutions might these clever animals make for 2019? Come and find out. 
PURCHASE ADVANCE ADMISSION TICKET
Noon Year's Eve Party
FREE with admission
Monday, December 31
9:30am - 12:30pm

Make noise-makers and hats in the Art Studio with a countdown and bubbles at noon.
Jamaroo Music & Movement
FREE with admission
Every Wednesday @ 10:30am (except 12/26 this month)
Jamaroo Kids teacher, Kelty, will get those wiggles out while helping little kids develop coordination, strength, balance, flexibility and self esteem.
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Pizza Fridays
Every Friday, 11:300am-12:30pm

Kid-sized slices $1.50 each.
STEM Saturdays
Every Saturday, 2:30-4:30pm, except December 15
This month: CLOUD IN A JAR

This classic weather activity for kids is a favorite in classrooms and homes.

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Beaded Snowflake
An Art & Math Winter Activity
Make Snowflakes with beads while working on fine motor skills and early math concepts!

MORE INFO
Gift Giving for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Fostering giving in a season of getting can be challenging, but there's help for parents to reframe the season.
READ MORE
 
This Month's Store Discount
20% off Melissa & Doug hands-on kits for hours of fun (and occupying kids)! Great holiday gifts!
 
Confetti Arts Week
January 2-5, Regular hours
Scoop up all the holiday paper into fun arts and crafts.
NEW Exhibit Opening!
"4 R's StopWaste"

January 9, Regular hours
Experience our newest exhibit dedicated learning through play and building awareness about recycling, composting and re-use, with a pretend garbage truck, dumpster sorting bins, a hand-crank composter, and a Recycled Art Cart to take center stage in the Art Studio every Sunday through October 2019.  Exhibit sponsored by Alameda County's StopWaste.
NEW for 2019 - Family Fun Nights Return!
January 11, 5:30-7:30 pm
Check out our newest hands-on play and learning exhibit - see above.
throughout 2019, every 2nd Friday of the month will be an evening of family fun, playing together, art & STEM activities, and connecting with other parents with 1-5 year olds. Meet our behind-the-scenes staff and enjoy a class of wine or other beverage (for grownups). Snacks for little ones.
REGISTER as space is limited. 
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