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On-going Special Events at Habitot

Friday Family Fun Nights

Second Friday of Every Month (except Nov and Dec)

Special Events: family fun nights

Get in the "habit" of bringing the whole family to Habitot every 2nd Friday of the month, for an early evening of playing together, art & STEM activities, and connecting with other parents of 1-5 year olds.

Next Family Fun Night -May 10, 5:30-7:30pm
with a Spring Theme: Birds & Bees, Flowers & Trees

Bring the whole family for an early evening of play and family togetherness with a Spring Theme: Birds & Bees, Flowers & Trees

Decorate or paint a wooden birdhouse, make collage flowers, imprint playdough with leaf shapes in the Art Studio and sample some honey cake and other delicious snacks of spring.

All our exhibits will be open! Learn about recycling in our 4's StopWaste exhibit and explore the Kelp Forest in our Waterworks area. Face painting, grocery shopping, and tossing petals in the Wind Tunnel - what fun!

For Adults
• Relax and enjoy a glass of wine and light snacks
• Make friends with other families of little ones
• PLAY with your fascinating & creative kid!

For Kids
• Snack on some pizza and juice
• Make friends and show your grownups around
• Extra Museum time to play, play, play!

Space is limited, so register today! REGISTER HERE


  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Monthly Puppet Shows

One a month on a Saturday mid-month, puppet shows with puppeteer, Toni Tone of Giant Puppets Save the World who will present an original puppet show with a seasonal theme or one based on a treasured children's folk tale, perfect for 3-7 year olds. FREE with admission (members always free). Buy advance admission on Eventbrite to guarantee a spot. Check the Events Calendar for info on the upcoming show and current Eventbrite link!

Year-round Celebrations
of Cultures, Seasons & Holidays

Special Events: holidays and ethnic events

Throughout the year, Habitot celebrates our diverse community with multicultural events and seasonal fun. With special art activities, exhibit activities, storytelling and frequently — dancers, musicians, or other performers — we introduce young children to the art, culture and traditions of families throughout our community.

Join our “Community Connections” advisory group if you are interested in helping Habitot host these events in culturally responsive ways, or if you can connect us with performers, artists or storytellers. Here is a selection of Habitot's frequently offered special events. Check the Events Calendar for this year's upcoming events.

Upcoming Special Events 2019 (dates subject to change)

January 2019
2-5: Confetti Arts Week
11: 4R's Exhibit Opens
21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - extended hours

2: Black History Month Celebration
9-14: Hearts Week
17: Lunar New Year

16: Norooz (Persian New Year)
20: Shamrock Day

13-19: Egg Week
20: Habitot's Annual Birthday Party - also the 19th Family Fun Night
22: Earth Day

4: Children's Day (Japan)

14: Flag Day
24-28: Rainbow Arts Week

13: Bastille Day
19-20: Early Childhood Safety Fair


7: Grandparents' Day

14: Indigenous People's Day
27: Halloween

2: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

December 2018
1-31: Train Month
15: Gingerbread House Day

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