Habitot Children's Museum

Downtown Berkeley

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In a Nutshell

Habitot builds infants’ and young kids' creative-thinking and problem-solving skills through exhibits, art studio, and educational programs

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 3 people per pass, per visit. Must present valid ID at each visit. Gift option requires original purchaser to be present in order to use pass; may bring up to 2 additional people. Pass must be redeemed in full by the expiration date. Customer that activates pass must be present for each use. Lost passes will not be replaced. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like universities, children's museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon.

The Deal

  • $39 for unlimited visits for up to three people from August–October ($78.99 value)

Limit three people per visit. See the museum's events calendar for upcoming activities.

Habitot Children's Museum

A group of teachers and parents founded Habitot Children's Museum in 1998 with one specific mission in mind: to foster children up to 6 years old by encouraging their creativity and natural curiosity. Today, the 4,000-square-foot museum backs up this mission with research—gleaned from studies by scientists, psychologists, and educators—positing that healthy play spurs social skills, creative thinking, and problem solving, laying the foundation for kids to succeed later in life and imprison boogeymen in their booby-trapped closet tomorrow.

At Habitot, kids find such opportunities at small-scale exhibits and themed play areas throughout the museum. Maker Saturdays are held every Saturday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. where builders aged 4-7 can invent, design, and create things like monster-bots, recycled art sculptures, cardboard cities, pump rockets, and Rube Goldberg mousetraps; while Story Time offers free stories every day of the week. Young explorers press buttons, turn dials, and issue commands for pretend space launches inside a 13-foot model rocket ship or navigate a vertical floor-to-ceiling maze designed to mimic worm tunnels. At the waterworks table and pumping station, young engineers manipulate water using buckets, funnels, waterwheels, and pitchers to help them understand H2O’s unique properties, such as how it keeps boats afloat on the arms of a thousand mermen. (At different times throughout the year, the staff transforms this area with a different theme; at times it’s been a car wash, a marine-science lab, or the racing grounds for a rubber-ducky regatta.) Visitors can tap into their inner Van Goghs at the art studio, where they play with soft clays and go nuts on a paintable wall. Habitot also hosts year-round children's camps with themes such as beaches, transportation, space, castles, and science.

Customer Reviews

I had never heard of habitot before I saw the groupon but my 19 month old loves it! We will definitely be going back even after the groupon expires
Tiffanie K. · September 27, 2013
Very happy that they had this Groupon. My son loves it and I love that there are a good variety of things for him to do. I hope they will offer this on Groupon for a winter pass too.
Tina P. · September 15, 2013
I think the price of admission is a little high considering the size of the place, but with a discount deal, it's a really great place to bring young children! (Mine are four and 22 months.)
Melissa B. · August 11, 2013

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