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

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Pass must be redeemed in full by the expiration date listed on your Groupon. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 3 people per pass, per visit. Must present valid ID at each visit. For 3-month option, customer that activates pass must be present for each use; may bring up to 2 additional people for a party of 3 total. For 3-month option, must activate by expiration date on your Groupon; pass expires 3 months from activation. Lost passes will not be replaced. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Habitot Children's Museum - Downtown Berkeley: One Visit for 1 Adult and 2 Kids or Unlimited Visits for 3 People at Habitot Children's Museum (Up to 51% Off)

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.

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  • $14 for one-day entry for an adult and two children ($28 value)
  • $39 for three-month unlimited entry pass for up to three people (up to $78.99 value)

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.

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452 Ratings

Bring extra clothes for you and the kiddo. You may all get wet.
Jeanne M. · a day ago
Just a blast! My kids love this place. Though it's geared towards kids 3/4 or under, my 6 year still adores it.
Krishna F. · 6 days ago
Good for toddlers.
Caprice M. · July 6, 2016

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