Mission: Habitot’s mission is to help the broad community of parents and caregivers raise curious, creative and confident children. Hands-on exhibits and programs focus exclusively on early childhood.
Programs: * Hands-on Exhibits Six permanent exhibits and one temporary exhibit encourage imagination, curiosity, problem-solving, social interaction, communication skills and parent-child connection. Exhibits include Waterworks, Little Town, Wind Tunnel, Infant-Toddler Garden. The current temporary exhibit is the Rocketship 80,000 visitors a year
* Public Programs include three dozen multicultural events and performances throughout the year in music, art, dance, performance, storytelling and puppetry. Special Family Literacy Nights foster reading readiness and Child Safety events help prevent unintended accidents among young children. 10,000 participants a year
* Art Programs include a drop-in Art Studio (included with admission) with changing daily activities, an Art Reach program taking arts to low income community preschools, and on-site focused art classes for children in ceramics, mixed media, and painting. 45,000 beneficiaries
* Parent Education includes an in-museum Family Resource Center of books and other parenting references, 50 parenting classes a year on topics ranging from CPR and chokesaving to positive discipline strategies, and Parent-to-Parent brochures on parenting topics 5000 direct beneficiaries
* Family Outreach Program designed to make Habitot's exhibits and programs available to a wide audience, especially low-income families and at-risk children. We offer free field trips to Head Start and state-supported preschools, free admission days, subsidized memberships, class scholarships, teen parent programs, book give-aways and organizational and library memberships for clients of social service agencies, hospital programs, homeless shelters, literacy programs, and teen parent programs. 8,329 direct beneficiaries
My family is proud to continue to support Habitot with annual giving! We started going to Habitot 4 years ago - and bought a membership on our very first visit. Habitot is such an amazing gift to our community - and the youngest, most innocent segement of our community - that we wanted to go beyond just being members to show our support. Many small, though meaningful, annual gifts to Habitot help the Museum continue to serve all of the segements of our population, not just those who can afford it.
It is truely amazing to watch my family and others in our community grow and develop a life-long love of learning while exploring, playing, and creating at Habitot. And Parents - Habitot is not just for the children - a big part of their mission is directed at US! I have experienced growth as a parent through their reading materials and (FREE) workshops. Supporting Habitot really does help our community flourish from the ground up. Thank you fellow supporters and thank you Habitot!