Programs for a Past & Future Museum
Pre-pandemic, Habitot offered free or low-cost admission to over 8,000 parents and children every year through scholarship memberships, free Head Start field trips, steeply discounted admission for families with EBT cards (receiving public assistance) through the Museums for All program, and Open House events.
We’re excited for the time when Habitot reopens in our future museum, and family engagement Open House events can once again be organized for teen parents, children with disabilities and their families, families living in shelters or transitional housing, formerly incarcerated parents and their children, and families in the child welfare system including foster, adoptive, and kinship care families.
Habitot has been creating Play & Learning Kits and distributing them for free through our agency partners since the beginning of the pandemic. Our goal is to make children’s museum extras accessible to families who can’t currently afford them for their children.
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BoxiTot Kits for Families
Thanks to a generous grant from the Vela Foundation, Habitot provides free BoxiTot Play & Learning kits to individual families and through social service agencies to client families.
Art & Early Literacy Kits
The Trio Foundation is currently supporting the distribution of 230 art-focused kits with books and art materials to seventy families receiving public assistance.
Birthday-in-a-Box Kits for Family Shelters
Currently, Habitot is supporting ten family shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties with our Birthday-in-a-Box kit program, making sure children experiencing homelessness are celebrated on their special day.