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Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum Berkeley

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Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley
CA
94704
Tel: 510 647 1111

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Habitot Children's Discovery Museum is located at 2065 Kittredge Street, at Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley, one block from the downtown Berkeley BART station.

Where are we going today?

Habitot Children's Museum offers a series of engaging physical, role-play, imagination and learning settings ideal for kids 1 to 5 years.

The East Bay's award-winning hands-on discovery museum for young children, recently nominated 'Best Museum' in the Bay Area in Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com's 2009 Parents'Pick Awards. In 2008, Habitot won 'Best Museum for Little Kids' in the San Francisco Bay Area in the same contest. Through early childhood learning, parenting education, and community outreach, Habitot helps parents and caregivers raise curious, creative, and confident children. More than 850,000 people have enjoyed Habitot's interactive exhibits, art programs and classes since the museum's opening in 1998. Habitot ensures its accessibility for all Bay Area families with its Family and Community Partnerships Program, which brings more than 10,000 low-income and at-risk children into the museum every year through scholarships, subsidized memberships and free admissions days.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$10
  • Free Under: 12 months.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

9.30am to either 12.30 or 4.30pm, varying seasonally.

Baby Facilities

The Infant-Toddler Garden offers a picket fence/gated area especially for infants, crawlers and early walkers. Floor to ceiling murals and softly carpeted floor surround the very young with the images of a garden; activities like a wooden carrot patch for harvesting and replacing carrots, a Velcro wall of soft block shapes, a pretend pond and a butterfly mobile provide appropriate tactile and visual stimulation for infants..

What people are saying?

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    Perfect for the under 5 crowd. Even the older kids (9 & 7) had a good time with their younger siblings. Small, but interesting exhibits. Blue star museum.

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    Recently attended a birthday party at the Habitot Children's Museum and was suprised to see how organized and staffed the facilities were. The cleanest place I have seen with that many children playing together. The annex room was a bit too warm. The room was well equiped with a fridge, sinks for children and adults, microwave oven, stove and oven, chairs and tables, trash/recycle bins and every thing one needs to have 40 to 50 people attend your party. Next time you plan a party for your child consider this place. They have tons of things...Read More

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    Habitot wasn't bad, it is very small and very crowded. There were maybe 12-15 families in there, and the place was crowded.

    My daughter is 3, and loved it (mostly the small shopping carts), but I've seen her more actively engaged at other places.

    The San Jose CDM feels much less crowded and has pretty much the same stuff, so if you are equidistant or closer to San Jose, I would recommend to go there. (Also it costs about the same, which feels overpriced. I would prefer to go to Lawrence Hall of Sciences or Cal Academy over Habitot also. Maybe...Read More

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    This place is an excellent idea....love taking the kiddo their, but we don't go much because it is just to expensive. They the same amount for adults as they do kids....I mean if we want the grand parents it way too much money.

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    a nice place, but what it *really* needs is a bar

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by Michael Pajarillo

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Recently attended a birthday party at the Habitot Children's Museum and was suprised to see how organized and staffed the facilities were. The cleanest place I have seen with that many children playing together. The annex room was a bit too warm. The room was well equiped with a fridge, sinks for children and adults, microwave oven, stove and oven, chairs and tables, trash/recycle bins and every thing one needs to have 40 to 50 people attend your party. Next time you plan a party for your child consider this place. They have tons of things for children of all ages to do. You won't be disappointed.

by Tabitha Bonilla

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Habitot wasn't bad, it is very small and very crowded. There were maybe 12-15 families in there, and the place was crowded.

My daughter is 3, and loved it (mostly the small shopping carts), but I've seen her more actively engaged at other places.

The San Jose CDM feels much less crowded and has pretty much the same stuff, so if you are equidistant or closer to San Jose, I would recommend to go there. (Also it costs about the same, which feels overpriced. I would prefer to go to Lawrence Hall of Sciences or Cal Academy over Habitot also. Maybe if you have a 1-2 year old Habitot would be better.)

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