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Habitot Children's Museum

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Address: 2065 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1404
Phone Number: 510-647-1111
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hands-on exhibits, a drop-in art studio and special weekend events for...

Hands-on exhibits, a drop-in art studio and special weekend events for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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Great fun for young children

My grandkids have loved coming here. If you plan to come often, or if there are several family members coming along, it is a good idea to look into a membership, as the entry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2013
Teachergran
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Location is very interesting inside a building and not really stroller accessible. Where you leave it in the hall way anyone can come by so don't leave belongings in a stroller but inside is great but I wouldn't leave your child unattended as they don't have an arm tag system. But it definitely a place for climbing and learning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Awesome place for kids 5 and under! Unassuming location (stairs across from Starbucks entrance leads into a hallway of offices) but super cute inside. Fire truck area, baby nursery with doctors gear, stuffed animal dogs and vet area were all a big hit with my 5, 3, and 1 year old. Perfect for us in the afternoon for all of... More 

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Verplanck NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stopped in to check out this adorable hands on activity/learning center right in downtown Berkeley. There are areas for water play, pretend store, painting wall, Spaceship with adorable spacesuits for the kids to wear, quiet reading nook, craft activity, etc... parents can enjoy watching their kids explore and experiment in ways that would create a mess in your own... More 

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1 Thank RoOntheGo
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My grandkids have loved coming here. If you plan to come often, or if there are several family members coming along, it is a good idea to look into a membership, as the entry fees can add up. There are some areas that remain nearly the same from year to year, while other exhibits change. There is usually a water-play... More 

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1 Thank Teachergran
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Liked: super hands-on. Multiple rooms that hit on different stimuli. Loved that if you become a member (we did not) there is a toy-borrowing system. they have a whole "library" of toys and you may borrow up to 3 at a time. really, really cool program. Disliked: very choppy, so that it was difficult to keep an eye on my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

They have very limited open hours, so check before going. It is especially good with toddlers and up to about 8 years old. Lots of activities. People bring their own food and either eat in the tiny lunch room or out in the hall.

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1 Thank Pemwhitney
Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Went there with my 2-yr-old and 3-month-old a couple months ago. I love the products in the museum store--it's a one-stop shop for encouraging my toddler to learn through play. Every time I go to Habitot I walk away with something--that day with 5 items! Wish I knew they had such a nice raincoat and rain boots selection before I... More 

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Thank WalkingMamma
Oakley, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I was very unhappy with our recent visit, I thought the place was very unsanitary, the play areas didn't seem like they had been cleaned in awhile and we were there shortly after it opened, so you would think it would be clean. The bathroom was disgusting too. On top of all of that, it was very expensive, I'm not... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

My little gal loves it and they have parent's night out once a month. 5 stars for that alone.!

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Thank mayawill
Richmond, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I took my two year old daughter to this museum (my nine year old had to stay home with Dad because the age range is only 0-6), and we had fun but I wouldn't say it's the best children's museum around. There is a small play store/restaurant with play food and a couple of cash registers and some shopping carts... More 

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