Habitot Mobile Museum set to return to Richmond Library

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Habitot's mini museum set to return to Richmond Library
Photo courtesy of the museum.

The Habitot Mobile Museum will return to the Richmond Main Library Branch at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, April 20, to bring exhibits plus art, STEM and maker activities.

The free event is best for kids 0-5, and siblings and adults are encouraged to play, too.

The event, supported in part by Richmond Public Libraries, will run from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Click here to reserve tickets for 1 hour and 15 minute time slots. Each ticket admits a singly family group with any combination of children and adults in the same household, including caregiver.

The list of activities follow:

Rocket & Vehicle Launcher

Launch your handmade rocket 15ft into the sky with a hand-cranked air pressure contraption. New for 2023, use the same hand-cranked air pressure contraption to launch a vehicle down a 10 ft track!

Rocket Building & Tinkering

Design, build, and decorate a rocket from recycled materials. Test how it high it launches in the new rocket launcher. Decide if it needs anything added to it or taken away. A fun design activity!

WaterWorks

Playing with water is a learning opportunity! Explore boats, funnels, buckets, and streams to learn about the properties of water, and just have fun!

Boat Making & Tinkering

Design, build, and decorate a boat from recycled materials. Test how it floats and sails in the water table. Decide if it needs anything added to it or taken away. A fun design activity!

Art, STEM, and Making Stations

Create art and engage in maker activities with a wide range of materials that encourage “process” and not “product” learning. STEM experiments also help children learn basic science and math concepts.

Paintable Wall

Imagine an entire mural created by children on our giant paintable wall. Nontoxic washable paint.

Ball Run

Design your very own ball run with endless combinations of tubes, gutters, and more on our giant magnetic wall!

Imagination Playground Blocks

Build a fort, ball ramps, or anything you can imagine with Imagination Playground’s big foam blocks. This is a great activity for making new friends as you build together.

Baby Ball Pitt

Just for the littlest ones — a waterless pool filled with multi-colored plastic balls. Lots of giggles

Habitot’s 2024 Mobile Museum Tour supported in part by the State of California Department of Natural Resources (California Cultural and Historical Endowment), the California Art Commission, and Chevron.