Release: April 5, 2011
Cinco de Mayo at Habitot Children’s Museum
(Berkeley, CA) May 5, 2011
Celebrate highlights of Mexican culture and history with Cinco de Mayo festivities on May 5, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Create traditional Mexican paper flowers with multicolored tissue paper and pipe cleaners. Visitors can decorate clay pottery with colorful paints and add it to our Tree of Life sculpture. The Habitot Grocery Store will be transformed into a ‘Mercado’ or Mexican market where Mexican fabrics, tropical flowers and frutas y verduras can be "purchased." Venture over to our Multicultural Reading Tent featuring Cinco de Mayo stories at 11 am. For more information about Habitot's exhibits, events, and free days, please visit http://www.habitot.org. Regular admission rates apply ($9 per person).
Since opening in 1998, Habitot Children’s Museum has been recognized as the “best museum for families” by Bay Area Parent Magazine readers and as a “five star destination” by the Lila Guide, along with numerous other accolades for its educational programs and community outreach. In 2010, Habitot was designated a “Top Non-profit” by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations.
In 2009, Habitot was named “Best of the Gay Bay.” In 2008, Habitot was named the Parent’s Pick Winner of Best Museum for Little Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area at Nickelodeon’s www.parentsconnect.com. In addition, Habitot’s founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored for her years of public service with a Bay Area “Jefferson Award”, as well as with a 2006 proclamation from the City of Berkeley as “Early Childhood Champion of the Year.” In December 2009, Habitot was awarded continuation of a First 5 grant from Alameda County for its targeted parent education programs that serve special needs families, LGBTQ families, teen parent families, caregivers and homeless families. 86% of these participants polled in 2009 felt that the services made a significant difference for their family. For more information please visit http://www.habitot.org.
Habitot Children's Museum