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Press Release: June 14, 2017
Habitot Children's Museum
Media Contact: Toni Mikulka, Marketing Manager
Direct: (510) 647-1111 x17;
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Habitot Launches 17th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign and Fair

(Berkeley, CA) June 14, 2017

Habitot Children’s Museum in downtown Berkeley is kicking off it’s 17th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign and Fair sponsored by State Farm in July with free events and activities to help prevent accidents and injuries among our youngest children.

On July 28th and 29th from 10am-12pm the museum is holding a Safety Fair for families with young children with free admission to the museum. This two-day safety event will include multiple demonstrations from community experts for bicycle safety, fire safety, household safety, and more. Habitot’s Safety Campaign seeks to address the high number of unintentional accidents among very young children.  “Accidents are the biggest threat to the health of children one to six years old,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In addition to the safety fair at Habitot Children’s Museum, families may also attend free, Habitot-sponsored car seat safety inspections in Alameda, Berkeley, and Albany at the following locations and times:

  • July 22, 10 am -12pm - with Alameda PD, 1555 Oak St, Alameda

  • August 26, 10 am -12pm - with Berkeley PD, 841 Folger Ave, Berkeley

  • October 7- 10 am - 11 am (priority for UC Village residents) and 11 am - 12 pm (first come, first served) - with SafeKids, UC Village, Albany

Trained technicians will install and/or inspect car seats. The inspections are offered with long-time support from retired Berkeley police officer, Bob Rollins. All participants in the car seat inspections will receive a FREE guest pass for admission to Habitot Children’s Museum.

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About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitotís 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 nineteen 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 and Parents’ Press 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." 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. Annually since 2010, Habitot has been 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 ensures that all children may enjoy museums regardless of their income.

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