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Press Release: February 26, 2016
Habitot Children's Museum
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Habitot Children's Museum

Celebrates Shamrock Day with Free Admission

(Berkeley, CA) February 26, 2016

On Sunday, March 13th from 9:30am-4:30 pm Habitot Children’s Museum in downtown Berkeley is offering a Free Admission Day, to celebrate Shamrock Day with special activities in the museum such as a hunt for hidden gold treasure, storytelling of Irish folktales, and more. In Habitot’s Art Studio visitors may decorate leprechaun spyglasses that make the whole world look green, play with green gak, and make the color green with paint on this free admission day. Visitors are encouraged to wear green. This free admission day is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Lucky Supermarkets. The week following the Free Admission Day on the 13th, Habitot has “green themed” activities planned for each day. On Monday the 14th, the museum will make “Spin Art Shamrocks,” on Tuesday the 15th, “Shades of Green Sensory Play with Rice,” on Wednesday the 16th “Bell Pepper Shamrock Prints,” and more. For greater detail on Shamrock Day please visit Habitot’s website:


About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot’s mission is to help parents and caregivers raise curious, creative and confident children with hands-on exhibits and programs to focus exclusively on early childhood, ages 0-5. Habitot aims to reach all children with play via free admission days and in dedicated programs for children experiencing special needs, teen parents, formerly incarcerated mothers, children experiencing homelessness and children in the foster care system.

Since opening almost eighteen years ago in 1998, Habitot has welcomed over 1,100,000 visitors, filling a niche for new parents and caregivers who seek safe and enriching experiences for young children, with parenting support, a toy lending library, affordable music and art classes, immersive learning exhibits, a drop-in Art Studio, role playing centers.

Habitot Children's Museum has been recognized as the "best museum for families" by Bay Area Parent Magazine readers. In addition, Habitot's founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored with a Bay Area "Jefferson Award", and was the City of Berkeley's "Early Childhood Champion of the Year." In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Parents' Press readers voted Habitot "Best of the East Bay". Habitot received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. In 2013, 2014, and in 2015, Habitot was designated a "Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations. Habitot participates in the Association of Children’s Museum’s program, “Museum’s For All,” which accepts EBT cards and ensure that all children may enjoy museums regardless of their income.

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111