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Special MLK, Jr. Day Hours 
Monday, January 20
9:30 - 4:30
Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 12:30
Friday - Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
Events
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
9:30 - 4:30 Extended Hours!

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work striving for equality and peace.
Museum: View photo essay of Dr. King's life and work.
Art Studio: Celebrate our diversity by creating a community handprint mural using paints in a variety of skin tones. Also, decorate a Peace Dove to bring home.
Parents' Night Out
Friday, January 24
5:30 - 9:30
$44 child/$34 siblings

Enjoy a date night out! 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.
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Calling All Volunteers!
Thursday, January 30
1:00 - 5:00

Join our bi-annual Spit and Polish Day! Twice a year, Habitot welcomes volunteers for an afternoon of deep cleaning, painting and light repairs on exhibit spaces! Artists can help us paint our new outer space mural!

Childcare will be offered in our classroom space. Each child can create a free Make-a-Plate! Adults participating through the afternoon receive a free Family Guest Pass!
Register

Black History Month Celebration
Saturday, February 1
9:30 - 4:30

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

Jamaroo Wednesday 
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 slices too.

STEM Saturday
FREE with day pass or membership
2:30 - 4:30
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 and different from young animals?

Recycled Art Sundays

FREE with day pass 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.
Sponsored by.
 
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Habitot will be CLOSED
December 24 & 25
January 1
Come play every other day!
Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 12:30
Friday - Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
Events

 
Holiday Train Display Is Back!
Starting December 7, come see Habitot's Holiday Train Display in the corridor window on your way to Habitot's main entrance.

Every Friday in the Art Studio have fun with train inspired art activities:

December 6: Decorate Houses for the Train Display. Group project.

December 13: Make Snowflakes. Some will be displayed in the train display!

December 20: Make Paper Train Engineer Hats and "Punch Tickets." Visit the train display on your way home.

December 27: Runaway Train Slide Painting.


 
Winter Playdate for Children with Special Needs
Monday, December 9
2:00 - 5:00

Join us at Habitot Children's Museum for a FREE afternoon of after-hours fun exclusively for children with special needs and their families. Come play with our hands-on exhibits, create works of art in our famous Art Studio, and enjoy learning, socialization and family bonding time in a safe and fun environment. Donations make these events possible.
Register
Parents' Night Out
Friday, December 13 
5:30 - 9:30
$44 child/$34 siblings

Enjoy a date night out! 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.
More Info
December Puppet Show
Lost at the Zoo!

Saturday, December 14
9:30-10:00

Gerry the Giraffe gets lost at the zoo. He tries to find a place to stay warm, but he doesn't fit anywhere! Will Gerry find a place where he fits in? Will new friends help him? Come find out!

Featuring puppeteer Toni “Tone” Mikulka founder of Giant Puppets Save the World.
Register

Giant Gingerbread House Party
Saturday, December 14, 9:30-4:30pm
Be an elf and help decorate a taller-than-a-toddler gingerbread house with sprinkles and candy all day in the Art Studio. At the end of the day, the house will be delivered to the children at the The Children's Learning Center, part of the West Berkeley Homeless Shelter. Bring a bag of candy or decorations to share and receive a free adult admission pass for your next visit.

Thanks to volunteers from the Orinda Juniors women's club for baking all the gingerbread and building the house this year! The best elves ever!
Noon Year's Eve
FREE with admission
Tuesday, December 31 
9:30 - 12:30

Make noise-makers and hats in the Art Studio with a countdown and bubbles at noon.
Weekly Events

Jamaroo Wednesday - December 4 only
FREE with admission
10:30 - 11:00
Jamaroo Kids will be getting those wiggles out while helping little kids develop coordination, strength, balance, flexibility, and self-esteem. This will be Teacher Kelty's last session. Jamaroo resumes in January.


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 slices too.

STEM Saturday
FREE with admission
2:30 - 4:30
"As the colored water saturates the 'cloud', it gets heavy and eventually is so heavy that it can no longer hold the water. It 'rains' down into the jar – through the 'air'. It is just like real rain falls through the air."
From Fun Learning for Kids

Recycled Art Sundays

FREE with admission
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.
Sponsored by.
 




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