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Habitot Children's Museum

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Location
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Telephone
(510) 647-1111
Website
http://www.habitot.org
Days and Hours Of Operation
Mon–Thurs 9:30am–12:30pm, Fri–Sun 9:30am–4:30pm. In the spring/summer, Habitot is closed on Sundays for private parties. Open on some holidays.
Ages Served
0 to 7
Description

Habitot Children's Museum is a great East Bay resource for young kids. They feature a drop-in art studio, dramatic play stage, "Architects at Play," water play area, enclosed climbing structure, play grocery store and diner as well as a great wind tunnel. They also have a specific play area for non-walkers and barely-walkers, keeping them safely in their own area.

Habitot hosts "Parents' Night Out" every fourth Friday of the month for kids ages 2 to 7 from 5:30pm–9:30pm. Admission is $35 per child with a $10 discount for siblings. Price includes cheese pizza dinner. Space is limited; call to reserve.

Pizza is served during Pizza Fridays from 11am–12:30pm. Slices of cheese pizza are only $1.

Classes:
Habitot offers a lot of great classes and special programs including art, ceramics and clay, dramatic play, science, music, dance and movement, cooking, carpentry, playgroups, infant massage, and post-natal yoga.

While there are classes for kids up to age 7, most are designed for toddlers and preschoolers, even a few for infants. Parenting and safety classes are also offered to parents and caregivers.

Habitot welcomes children with many kinds of special needs, including those with visual impairment, hearing impairment, Down's Syndrome, and others.

Camps:
Habitot offers half-day camps in the summer and during holiday breaks. Campers dabble in art, science, cooking, music, and dramatic play. Camps can be combined for a full-day session.

2014 Week-long Summer Sessions:
2014 Morning Sessions:
Dates:
June 23–August 29 (No Camp June 30 or July 4)
Ages: 2.9 to 4.9
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9am–1pm
Cost: $200 per week, $5 discount for members (Week of July 4 pro-rated)
Extended Care: 1pm–2pm, $50 per week

2014 Afternoon Sessions:
Dates:
August 18–29
Ages: 3 to 5
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 2pm–5:45pm
Cost: $200 per week, $5 discount for members
Extended Care: 1pm–2pm, $50 per week

2014 Spring Break Sessions:
Dates:
 March 31–April 4, April 14–18
Ages: 3 to 5
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9am–1pm
Cost: $42 per day or $200 per week

2013–2014 Winter Break Day Camp:
Dates/Times:
December 26–December 27, December 30–December 31, January 2–3
Ages: 3 to 5
Days/Times: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9am–1pm
Cost: $39 per day, $225 for all 6 days

Celebrations: Habitot has three types of birthday party offerings, from an intimate party in the birthday room, to having the museum all to yourselves. Parties run from 1.5 to 2.5 hours plus all-day access to the museum for all guests. Prices start at $20 per child up to $475 for renting the entire museum. They offer food and beverage packages, invitations, and party favors at additional fees. Habitot is also available for rental after hours. See the website and start planning your party.

Cost
Admission: $10 per child; $8 per adult; FREE for children under 1; discounts offered to groups of 6–15 children; $1 discount to seniors and AAA members
Financial Assistance
Yes
Languages Spoken
English
Accessibility
Yes
Getting There

From San Francisco, cross the Bay Bridge and take 80 East. Exit at University Avenue. Head east and turn right at Shattuck Avenue, and another right at Kittredge Street. The TransActions/Hinks parking garage is located directly across from the Habitot entrance on Kittredge Street. Additional parking is located one block north of the museum in the Allston Way garage. Metered parking is available along the streets and in the Oxford Street parking lot, one block east of the museum.

BART: Downtown Berkeley station
AC Transit: 43, 51

SFKids Tips

*After a busy day at the museum, try Mel's Diner on the corner of Shattuck and Kittredge.

*You can also visit the Berkeley Main Library on Kittredge Street.

*Don't forget to print and fill out the $1 adult admission coupon from their website. Also check the website for free admission days!

What We've Heard
"I just visited Habitot for the first time and I was really impressed. It was a great place to bring both my 6-month-old and my 5-year-old. They were both kept entertained and safe."
-- Susan
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