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Discounted Group Visits

field trip group photo Groups such as preschools, family daycares, summer youth programs, church groups, moms and dads groups, and playgroups can receive a discounted admission rate of $6.00 per person. See more detailed information below.

Reserve your date: call 510-647-1111 x14 or email

FREE Field Trips

Head Start Logo Head Start and state-supported preschools, social service agencies, hospital-based programs and many others may be eligible for free admission. At least 60% of children enrolled in the program must be from families receiving state or federal assistance. See more detailed information below.

To check for eligibility for a free field trip, and/or to reserve your date: call 510-647-1111 x15 or email



• Group visits may be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings, or on Friday afternoons

• All group visits must be confirmed at least one week in advance

For dates during the busiest season (Jan-May), we recommend reserving your visit 2 months in advance. Some dates may not be available due to special programming.

• To receive the discounted admission, groups must have a minimum of 6 children but not more than 20 children

• One adult must accompany every 6 children or fewer

• Payments for group visits must be made in one transaction (check, cash or credit card) on or before the day of the visit

NOTE: we reserve only one group visit in each time slot. If the date and time you are interested in is already booked, we will suggest an alternative date.

There is no charge for children under 12 months.

"I wanted to send a personal note to Thank you specifically for being so gracious and wonderful to our Building Blocks Therapeutic Preschool program. The 12 students who were able to attend, have extensive trauma history and some significant behavioral, emotional and/or social issues, which led us to worry about how they would do out in the community on a field trip. With your support prepping us and staying with us throughout our time at the museum today, I am happy to report we have ZERO tantrums and 24 happy smiles!! (12 kids + 12 teachers/parents) :) :) :)

It was my first visit to your children's museum and I must say how impressed I am by how perfect it is for this age group. Your staff were so engaging, kind and welcoming. One of our students was asking if he could come back another day before he even left the building! This day was very special to the kids, staff and parents who were able to attend and I wanted to thank you for generously providing us with free admission, books and passes to return for all our families. The workshops and classes you offer for the community are wonderful and I hope to continue to collaborate on ways we can get more of our families to come see all the great work you do at Habitot! Thank you again from the bottom of 24 hearts you touched today!"
~ Building Blocks Preschool

Family Engagement Groups


Group Visits - Field Trips for Young Children and Toddlers

Teen parent programs, agencies serving special needs children, homeless shelters, prison based programs and others are eligible to participate in Habitot's free, weekday afternoon visits when Habitot is closed to the public.

Parenting support programming is incorporated into these visits which are implemented in partnership with cooperating agencies.

To inquire about participating in the program, please contact our Family and Community Partnerships Manager at 510-647-1111 x16 or

This program is funded by community grants and donations. For more information see Community Partnerships.

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